I sent out an email to a few developers yesterday with a link to the recent article by Tom Kyte in Oracle magazine. I get into an email exchange with one of them about some of Tom's points. The entire email is hilarious but here is the best line: "Triggers should be viewed as dml, when it comes to inspecting them like code." I know there is a lot that I don't know but if you are working with databases, well, I don't know...you should have a clue. Hopefully some of you will find this entertaining because it is stressing me out. chris CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by email reply.