I had the problem too and your comment hinted me to the right spot.
As you said the error comes from the public function
Unlike you I have used
joinTable() in a Module of mine.
The head of that function says the following
* @param string|array $table
* @param string $bind
* @param string|array $fields
* @param null|array $cond
* @param string $joinType
* @return Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Collection_Abstract
public function joinTable($table, $bind, $fields = null, $cond = null, $joinType = 'inner')
Problem here is that
$fields should not be of type string as said in the
@param because it is used in a
I modified my call of
joinTable() to not give a string, but an array with a string. No log entries so far.
My guess for you would be that some module uses
joinTable and passes just a string for
$fields. Are you able to debug into your code? That way you would have the stacktrace and could determine which modules fault that was.
I've looked further into it to anser your last questions:
"is it a bad one"
No. The join will still work, because later on, deep in call structure reachable from line 817 of
Abstract.php there is a check if
$fields (until then called
$cols) is an array (
/lib/Varien/Db/Select.php line 411) and if not will be converted into one for further processing (this is missing in
"can it be ignored"
I'd say yes. It crams your log, but not disabling your project (at this point).