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COMPATIBLE Parameter - Explanation, Usage and Advise (Doc ID 1458741.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

This bulletin is intended to clarify the use of the basic initialization parameter COMPATIBLE.
Setting the COMPATIBLE parameter correctly is essential for enabling some new features.
However, not increasing the COMPATIBLE parameter too soon may be even more essential to avoid problems.

Scope

The information is intended for DBA's for enabling some specific new features especially after performed upgrades.

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