RE: wrong start_time and start_date in v$transaction

From: Noveljic Nenad <>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2020 10:49:58 +0000
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The nls settings are same on all databases:

nls_date_format                      string      DD-MM-YYYY
nls_language                         string      AMERICAN

The problem is reproducible with sqlplus running on the server and it has the same NLS settings.

Start_time is actually defined as date, not varchar. But it’s converted from varchar, as you wrote.

Best regards,


From: Frank Gordon <> Sent: Mittwoch, 2. September 2020 11:51 To: Noveljic Nenad <> Cc: Jonathan Lewis <>; Andy Sayer <>;; Clay Jackson (cjackson) <>; ORACLE-L ( <> Subject: Re: wrong start_time and start_date in v$transaction

There do not seem to be any clues in the definition of gv$transaction either?

Start date is just ktcxbstm which is a varchar...

Interestingly start_time is also a varchar defined as

to_date(ktcxbstm,'MM/DD/RR HH24:MI:SS','NLS_CALENDAR=Gregorian'),

For the databases that are "wrong" are there unusual NLS settings or do they differ much from your client tool's NLS settings?


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