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Unsetting FIXED_DATE Gives ORA-00065 On Next Startup (Doc ID 274824.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: to - Release: 9.2 to 9.2
Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: to   [Release: 10.1 to 10.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You have the FIXED_DATE parameter set in the database and are using a SPFILE instead of a pfile.
You unset the parameter using:

alter system set FIXED_DATE=NONE

The next startup fails with

ORA-00065: initialization of FIXED_DATE failed


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