This variable data type is "timestamp" (dty=180). And that's ("dump of memory") how it's usually shown in trace files. So, the problem must be with Trace Analyzer, not being able to process this data type. Igor ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allen, Brandon Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 1:07 PM To: Sweetser, Joe; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: In a BIND again... I don't think bind 5 was actually NULL since it shows avl=07. (I forget what exactly avl stands for, but I think it's average length or something like that, and shows 00 if the bind value is NULL). I'm not sure what the "Dump of memory" is all about - you might want to do some googling/metalinking on that. Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message or attachments hereto. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.