I have the following configuration: - Windows NT 2000 Server - Tomcat 3.2.3 - Oracle 9 - JDBC Driver 188.8.131.52.0 (thin driver) - classes12.zip in my jdbc\lib directory. When I call the updateString ResultSet method the database receives garbled data (i.e. inverted question marks). I also get this same result after calling updateString and then calling getString. However, when I call updateInt or other non-string update methods I do not have a problem. I also don't have a problem calling updateString when using the same configuration but with Java 1.2. Has anyone else run into this problem?