This preface lists changes in the SQL*Plus User's Guide and Reference
The following are changes in the SQL*Plus User's Guide and Reference for SQL*Plus Release 12.1.
The following features are new in this release:
Support for Iterative Results (
SQL*Plus can now iteratively return results from a PL/SQL Statement without using a local ref cursor.
Last Login Time
SQL*Plus now displays the time you last logged on by default. This security feature can be turned off with a SQLPLUS command option
Displaying Invisible Columns
SQL*Plus has a new SET command, SET COLINVI[SIBLE] to allow invisible column information to be viewed with the SQL*Plus DESCRIBE command. This feature is intended to assist in application development, and only expose new content when ready.
Pluggable Database Support
New STARTUP command options now support pluggable databases.
There are three new SHOW command options to display information about pluggable databases: SHOW CON_ID, SHOW CON_NAME and SHOW PDBS.
New Administrative Privileges
The SQLPLUS and CONNECT commands now support the new user privileges SYSBACKUP |SYSDG |SYSKM and also the existing SYSASM |SYSDBA |SYSOPER privileges.
Some features previously described in this document are desupported in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1). See Oracle Database Upgrade Guide for a list of desupported features.