Version of Oracle Database without connecting to the database.

From: Fuad Arshad <>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 08:45:27 -0700 (PDT)
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I'm trying to find a way to script finding an approximation of the version of the database without connecting to the database itself. The goal is to try to find out of the Oracle_home is a Oracle 10 home , 9 home etc .  

right now i'm doiing something like
DATAVERSION1=`echo $ORACLE_HOME | awk -F/ '{print $6}'` expecting that $6 would lead me to something like /usr/local/oracle/product/10.2

but this is not a very foolproof implementation since installs can take various forms and break this implementation.

Any ideas of how i can get the oracle version info considering that i will always know the value of $ORACLE_HOME.

Received on Fri Oct 24 2008 - 10:45:27 CDT

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