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9 Viewing Database Version and Globalization Information

You can use SQL Developer to view the database version information and national language support (globalization) settings.

This section contains the following topics:

Viewing Database Version Information

To view database version information:

  1. In SQL Developer, click the Reports tab on the left, near the Connections navigator. (If this tab is not visible, click View, then Reports.)

  2. In the Reports navigator, expand Data Dictionary Reports.

  3. Under Data Dictionary Reports, expand About Your Database.

  4. Under About Your Database, click Version Banner.

    The Version Banner report is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-1.

    Figure 9-1 Version Banner Report

    Description of Figure 9-1 follows
    Description of "Figure 9-1 Version Banner Report"

Viewing Database Globalization Information

To view database globalization (national language support, or NLS) parameter information:

  1. In SQL Developer, click the Reports tab on the left, near the Connections navigator. (If this tab is not visible, click View, then Reports.)

  2. In the Reports navigator, expand Data Dictionary Reports.

  3. Under Data Dictionary Reports, expand About Your Database.

  4. Under About Your Database, click National Language Support Parameters.

    The National Language Support Parameters report is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-1.

    Figure 9-2 National Language Support Parameters Report

    Description of Figure 9-2 follows
    Description of "Figure 9-2 National Language Support Parameters Report"

For information about globalization support, see the "Working in a Global Environment" chapter in Oracle Database Express Edition 2 Day Developer's Guide.