SQL*Plus Formatting Differs in Column Width (Doc ID 747186.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2016

Applies to:

SQL*Plus - Version 10.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 30-Sep-2013***

Symptoms

Running the same statement in different SQL*Plus sessions results in different output length.

Session 1:

SQL> select sysdate, sysdate from dual;
SYSDATE         SYSDATE
--------------- ---------------
30-OCT-08       30-OCT-08

Session 2:

SQL> select sysdate, sysdate from dual;
SYSDATE   SYSDATE
--------- ---------
30-OCT-08 30-OCT-08

Cause

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