How To Change The COMPATIBLE Parameter And What Is The Significance?
(Doc ID 733987.1)
Last updated on JULY 14, 2021
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 [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 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 [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.
***Checked for relevance on 16-NOV-2010***
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:|