I seem to have a problem doing an update to place a leading space in a char field in an entity. The leading space seems to be thrown away. The data seems to be as expected during the ejbStore. Is some bit of code in JBoss doing a trim on the contents before updating? I am running JBoss 3.0.2. The database is Informix and I'm using an Informix driver. I believe it is not a driver problem and it is JBoss related because the same code produces correct results with BES and the same driver.