How to Find the LINESIZE Maximum Value (It is System Dependent) (Doc ID 1547262.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

SQL*Plus - Version 10.2.0.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

LINESIZE depends on the operating system. How to know the valid range in your platform?

The manual SQL*Plus® User's Guide and Reference  => "Set LINESIZE" reads:

SET LIN[ESIZE] {80 | n} SET LIN[ESIZE] {150 | n} in iSQL*Plus

Sets the total number of characters that SQL*Plus displays on one line before beginning a new line.

It also controls the position of centered and right-aligned text in TTITLE, BTITLE, REPHEADER and REPFOOTER. Changing the linesize setting can affect text wrapping in output from the DESCRIBE command. DESCRIBE output columns are typically allocated a proportion of the linesize. Decreasing or increasing the linesize may give unexpected text wrapping in your display. You can define LINESIZE as a value from 1 to a maximum that is system dependent.

Solution

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