NLS settings like NLS_DATE_FORMAT in spfile or init.ora ignored, incorrect or not as expected on Oracle 220.127.116.11 and higher
(Doc ID 1368966.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 24, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 18.104.22.168 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 22.214.171.124 and up
This note does NOT apply to any version lower than 126.96.36.199
This is seen:
* After upgrade to 188.8.131.52 when comparing the configuration of the older version with the 184.108.40.206 (or up) config
* After trying to set a NLS settings like NLS_DATE_FORMAT in spfile or init.ora in 220.127.116.11 (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$parameter.
SQL>select name,value from V$PARAMETER where name like '%nls%';
Using 18.104.22.168 or higher
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