Property Description
Parameter type String
Syntax NLS_DUAL_CURRENCY = currency_symbol
Default value Derived from NLS_TERRITORY
Range of values Any valid format name up to 10 characters

NLS_DUAL_CURRENCY specifies the dual currency symbol (such as "Euro") for the territory. The default is the dual currency symbol defined in the territory of your current language environment.


The value of this initialization parameter NLS_DUAL_CURRENCY is used to initialize the session value of this parameter, which is the actual value referenced by the SQL query processing. This initial value is overridden by a client-side value if the client uses the Oracle JDBC driver or if the client is OCI-based and the NLS_LANG client setting (environment variable) is defined. The initialization parameter value is, therefore, usually ignored.

See Also:

Oracle Database Globalization Support Guide for more information on setting this parameter