SQLNET.ORA File Improperly Formatted Cause an ORA-12699 Error (Doc ID 2288262.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 20, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Oracle Net Services - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

A leading space in the sqlnet.ora file will cause a error to occur. The error that is thrown is not related to the specific issue of the poor formatting of the sqlnet.ora file.
this space can be before a parameter or jus a space EOL, for example a blank line between comment and parameters in the sqlnet.ora file.

For example ORA-12699 occurs after creating or updating the sqlnet.ora file.

Cause

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