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NLS settings like NLS_DATE_FORMAT in spfile or init.ora ignored, incorrect or not as expected on Oracle 11.2.0.2 and higher (Doc ID 1368966.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 24, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.2 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle RDBMs 11.2.0.2 and up

This note does NOT apply to any version lower than 11.2.0.2


Symptoms

This is seen:
* After upgrade to 11.2.0.2 when comparing the configuration of the older version with the 11.2.0.2 (or up) config
OR
* After trying to set a NLS settings like NLS_DATE_FORMAT in spfile or init.ora in 11.2.0.2 (or up) and checking the result.

AND The way the setting is checked is one of these 2 methods: using "show parameter" or selecting from v$parameter.

SQL>show parameter NLS%

or

SQL>select name,value from V$PARAMETER where name like '%nls%';

Changes

Using 11.2.0.2 or higher

Cause

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