My Oracle Support Banner

How To Change The COMPATIBLE Parameter And What Is The Significance? (Doc ID 733987.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 12.1.0.2 [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 Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 16-NOV-2010***


Goal

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.

Solution

To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!


In this Document
Goal
Solution
 Overview:
 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:

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.