1.215 NLS_TERRITORY

NLS_TERRITORY specifies the name of the territory whose conventions are to be followed for day and week numbering.

Property Description

Parameter type

String

Syntax

NLS_TERRITORY = territory

Default value

Operating system-dependent

Modifiable

ALTER SESSION

Modifiable in a PDB

Yes

Range of values

Any valid territory name

Basic

Yes

This parameter also establishes the default date format, the default decimal character and group separator, and the default ISO and local currency symbols.

For information on these settings, see "NLS_DATE_FORMAT", "NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS", "NLS_CURRENCY", and "NLS_ISO_CURRENCY".

Note:

The value of this initialization parameter NLS_TERRITORY 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.

Examples

For an example of overriding the default value for the NLS_TERRITORY parameter, see Oracle Database Globalization Support Guide.

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