How To Change The COMPATIBLE Parameter And What Is The Significance?
(Doc ID 733987.1)
Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206 [Release 9.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168 [Release 12.2]
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
How to raise the COMPATIBLE parameter?
You can set the COMPATIBLE initialization parameter to match the release number of the new release. Doing so enables you to use all features of the new release, but prevents you from downgrading to your previous release. Please see Note above if you are Not sure.
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|The Database and COMPATIBLE Initialization Parameter level:|
|Checking the Current Value of the COMPATIBLE Initialization Parameter:|
|When to increase the COMPATIBLE parameter?|
|When not to increase the COMPATIBLE parameter?|
|Steps to raise the COMPATIBLE parameter:|