When running the following:
select to_char(sysdate,'D') from dual;
through a Windows SQL session on PC is giving an answer of 4 and one an answer of 5.
Are there any client config files that set NLS parameters?
Thanx in advance
P.S we are running 8.1.7 and using hostnaming
To make life even more confusing I'm getting different results with different versions of SQL Plus on the same PC! When running a 8.1.7 sSQL Plus I get 4 and when running a 8.0.6 from a different ORACLE_HOME I get 5. THe server version is 18.104.22.168.
I was thinking it could be an NLS problem i.e. some regions start the week on a Sunday and others on a Monday but I'm not aware of any NLS parameters in the sqlnet.ora file.
Any help would be much appreciated!
Check on both the servers :
select name, value from v$parameter where name like 'n%';
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Think I've solved it. It appears that the default setting for NLS_TERRITORY is America in the registry where as we have it set to UNITED KINGDOM on the server.
True. In some parts of our world people have a habit to start counting the days of the week begining on Sundays, while on other parts week starts om Monday.... So it is NLS_TERRITORY dependant, not computer dependant. On the same computer you can have two oracle homes with different NLS settings, hence you can get different results from the same query if the tools used are from different oracle_homes.
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