what is my character set?
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    i know i can find it by looking in the trace file that ALTER DATABASE BACKUP CONTROLFILE TO TRACE generates... isn't there a view i can find it in? i can't remember.

    thx, d.

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    SELECT * FROM nls_database_parameters WHERE parameter= 'NLS_CHARACTERSET';
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    SQL> select value from v$nls_parameters
    2 where parameter = 'NLS_CHARACTERSET';

    VALUE
    ------------------------------
    WE8ISO8859P1
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    thanks! i had trouble tracking it down.

    d.

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