ORA-00406: COMPATIBLE parameter needs to be 12.0 or greater During Datapatch Execution (Doc ID 2101018.1)

Last updated on MARCH 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 After applying Patch 21694919(DATABASE BUNDLE PATCH: 12.1.0.2.13),Post patch script datapatch fails with below error –

 Note : This BP is released every quarter on 12.1.0.2 DB for Engineered Systems & also for Single Instance DBs using In-Memory Option.

Cause

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