Lsnrctl Start fails with TNS-01192: Missing SID_LIST_ Value Left of Equation (Doc ID 438898.1)

Last updated on MARCH 26, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 10.1.0.2.0 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 10.1 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

The lsnrctl start command yields the following message:
TNS-01192: Missing SID_LIST_ value left of equation for SID description in LISTENER.ORA

The Listener log may show something similar to the following:


 

Changes

The listener.ora file has been edited, either recently or between the last time the Listener was restarted and now (which may have been quite a while as the Listener only reads the file on startup).
The editing was done manually and not using either Netca or Netmgr tool.

Cause

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