Bug #71421 Setting Blob column fields "Blob handle for column not available"
Submitted: 20 Jan 2014 3:00
Reporter: Mike Cress Email Updates:
Status: Open Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Cluster: Cluster/J Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version:7.3.3 OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: @Lob, BLOB, ClusterJ, NdbJTie

[20 Jan 2014 3:00] Mike Cress
Attempting to set a byte[] to a clusterJ interface with @Lob annotation yields:

SEVERE: Error in NdbJTie: returnCode , code 4,288, mysqlCode -1, status 2, classification 1, message Blob handle for column not available .

This is also seen in 7.3.2.

It also occurs whether or not you use session.Transaction.begin() and .commit().

How to repeat:
1.) Create table with "blob not null". 
2.) Create ClusterJ interface:

	public byte[] getMenuData();
	public void setMenuData( byte[] MenuData );

3.) Obtain instance of table:

      Menu_ClusterJ mcj = session.find(  Menu_ClusterJ.class, businessID );
		//session.deletePersistent( menuCJ );
		mcj.setMenuData("Hi there!".getBytes( Charset.forName("UTF8") ));
		session.updatePersistent( mcj );
4.) Observe error.

This also happens if you use .persist(mcm).

Attempts to delete object and recreate failed to store data in the database, but this was not thoroughly explored.

Suggested fix:
[26 Apr 2014 14:40] Robert Gass
Instead of trying to update the blob of an existing object returned from find(), create a new instance to save the updated values using savePersistent().  Just make sure the primary key matches and it should replace the pervious row.