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

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 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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