Incorrect integer value WATCHDOG_ERR

This tutorial is related to issue with Drupal after upgrade, module change or module activation. The error is similar to this one:

“PDOException: SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1366 Incorrect integer value: ‘WATCHDOG_ERR’ for column ‘severity’ at row 1: INSERT INTO {watchdog} (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (:db_insert_placeholder_0, :db_insert_placeholder_1, :db_insert_placeholder_2, :db_insert_placeholder_3, :db_insert_placeholder_4, :db_insert_placeholder_5, :db_insert_placeholder_6, :db_insert_placeholder_7, :db_insert_placeholder_8, :db_insert_placeholder_9); Array ( [:db_insert_placeholder_0] => 0 [:db_insert_placeholder_1] => file [:db_insert_placeholder_2] => The specified file %file could not be copied to %destination. [:db_insert_placeholder_3] => a:2:{s:5:”%file”;s:22:”temporary://filefCLBmE”;s:12:”%destination”;s:56:”public://ctools/css/818a9e4e3a8a0543c79825df2bf73444.css”;} [:db_insert_placeholder_4] => WATCHDOG_ERR [:db_insert_placeholder_5] => [:db_insert_placeholder_6] => [:db_insert_placeholder_7] => [:db_insert_placeholder_8] => [:db_insert_placeholder_9] => 1317299034 ) in dblog_watchdog() (line 157 of /var/www/vhosts/”

After some search and investigation the issue appeared to be in a file called ‘’ located inside ‘includes’ folder. All the rest variables were WATCHDOG_ERROR, but there was one WATCHDOG_ERR which seams to be not declared anywhere.

The output was :

One of the watchdog lines is not like the rest, and instead of WATCHDOG_ERROR is WATCHDOG_ERR:

So use your preferred editor and just change the variable to WATCHDOG_ERROR and save the file.
Then the issue should be resolved.


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