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11g Release 1 (11.1)

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NLS_DATE_LANGUAGE

The NLS_DATE_LANGUAGE option specifies the language for days, months, and similar language-dependent datetime format elements.

Within a session, you can dynamically modify the value of this option using the OLAP DML syntax show below or by using the SQL statement ALTER SESSION SET option = value.  

Data Type

TEXT

Syntax

NLS_DATE_LANGUAGE = option-value

Arguments

See Oracle Database Reference for more information about NLS parameters, including valid values.

Examples

Example 6-74 Setting the Language for Dates

The following statements set the language for dates to Spanish and change the default date format.

NLS_DATE_LANGUAGE = 'SPANISH'
NLS_DATE_FORMAT = 'Month DD, YYYY'

A SHOW SYSDATE statement now generates the date in Spanish.

Septiembre 08, 2000