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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: 9.2.0.1 to 9.2.0.7 - Release: 9.2 to 9.2
Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.0.2 to 10.1.0.4   [Release: 10.1 to 10.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

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

Cause

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