Statements may produce Wrong Results when Country specific NLS patches are Installed

(Doc ID 2385167.1)

Last updated on MAY 03, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 11.2.1.2.0 and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Sql statements may return wrong results when Country specific NLS patches are Installed on the database server

(like patch 10019002, 10427365, 12574386) and query is offloaded to the storage cell (Exadata).

 

Wrong results may specially been seen when string functions like UPPER, LOWER are used. For example:

Running with CELL_OFFLOAD_PROCESSING=TRUE (statement is offloaded):



Correct Result is  215 rows.

Changes

Country specific NLS patches are installed at database side. (like patch 10019002, 10427365, 12574386)

Cause

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