Re: How can I alter the parameter nls_sort

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Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 14:37:42 +0200
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On Mon, 23 Jun 2008 01:59:37 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

>I used "alter system set nls_sort = binary_ci scope = spfile" to
>change the default value of the parameter nls_sort.Then I restarted
>the service of the database instance.I saw the instance value has
>changed.Now the problem is when I create a new connection the value of
>nls_sort was not binary_ci but binary.I don't know why the session
>value was not changed.
>any advice will be appreciated!
>Thanks a lot

Instance settings can be, and usually are, overridden by session specific values.
Oracle always sends a series of alter session statements immediately after logon.
Those can be changed by setting a registry string value in the correct hive for Windows, or by setting an environment variable on Unix in your .profile.
You can also use an execute immediate statement in an after logon database trigger.


Sybrand Bakker
Senior Oracle DBA
Received on Mon Jun 23 2008 - 07:37:42 CDT

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