I have a db with one of the columns defined as a blob. As I want to update the blob manually, I have defined all the other fields to be written in the create method. I thought I could then update the blob in the postcreate, but I think that container hasn't yet tentatively written the record, as the update hangs. Is that right? I'm sure I read somewhere that at the end of the create the record is written, but my fear is that this is down to the container and/or the db being used. BTW i'm using wsad 4.0.3. Does anyone have any ideas? TIA Dave.