Select From V$spparameter Results in ORA-3113 and ORA-7445 (Doc ID 279599.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.0.1.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 16-May-2013***

Symptoms

Select * from v$spparameter results in an ORA-3113 in the client session. An ORA-7445 trace file is created in the UDUMP directory (Unix) and a core.log in the CDUMP directory for Windows environments.

Changes

The spfile.ora is missing from the location specified while starting the database.

Cause

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