In Spoon, versions greater than 4.3, the ability to view the error detail in the log from the table input step after the first run has gone away. I am running with the ojdbc6 oracle driver (I have tried others and it doesn't make a different).

When I first log in to Spoon and preview the Table Input step, if the SQL statement has an error, I am able to see the details in the log.

But then, if I close the preview window and preview again (without changing anything) - the details of the error go away. This will remain the case until I shut down Kettle and re-open it.

Spoon error log issue.doc

Does anybody know what is causing this or what the fix is?