"Define Timestamp" Shows Different Result From SQL Developer and SQLPLUS (Doc ID 1664020.1)

Last updated on JUNE 02, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 3.2 and later
SQL*Plus - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Scripts containing "Define timestamp" as
DEFINE <variableName> = timestamp '2014-04-01 00:00:00';

Which is required for a scheduled job, Is developed and tested fine on SQL Developer.
However when running same script from SQL*Plus, it throws exception

Error: ORA-00904: "TIMESTAMP": invalid identifier

Changes

Scripts working at SQL Developer now moved to SQL*Plus

Cause

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