Busted Mug

A blog that documents solutions to the most frustrating problems that occur during development in technologies such as Java, XML, AJAX, SQL, CSS and others that make me want to throw my coffee mug against the cube wall.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Oracle's stupid column indexes

Oracle has really dumb column indexes. Instead of starting with 0 like the rest of the computer science world, they chose to go with 1 as the first. Thus, even the most seasoned programmer will often fall for this rookie mistake because programmers know that in CS 0 is first. Consequently, you'll get a ORA-17003: Invalid column index error and usually it's pretty easy to spot. None the less this is extremely annoying. I wish Oracle would fix it.


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