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Oracle® Database Reference
10g Release 1 (10.1)

Part Number B10755-01
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Property Description
Parameter type String
Syntax SPFILE = spfile_name
Default value ORACLE_HOME/dbs/spfile.ora
Modifiable No
Range of values Any valid SPFILE
Real Application Clusters Multiple instances should have the same value.

The value of this parameter is the name of the current server parameter file (SPFILE) in use. This parameter can be defined in a client side PFILE to indicate the name of the server parameter file to use.

When the default server parameter file is used by the server, the value of SPFILE is internally set by the server.

The SPFILE resides in the ORACLE_HOME/dbs directory; however, users can place it anywhere on their machine as long as it is specified in an initialization parameter file.

See Also:

Oracle Database Administrator's Guide for more information about creating the server parameter file