1.216 NONCDB_COMPATIBLE

NONCDB_COMPATIBLE enables you to get behavior similar to a non-CDB when issuing SQL commands inside a PDB in a CDB.

Property Description

Parameter type

Boolean

Default value

false

Modifiable

No

Modifiable in a PDB

No

Range of values

true | false

Basic

No

Set this parameter if you are using a single PDB in your CDB configuration and you have legacy code that causes ORA-65040 when you run it in the PDB.

Values

  • TRUE

    Indicates the behavior for SQL statements will be like a non-CDB although the statements are issued in a PDB in a CDB.

  • FALSE

    Indicates the behavior will for SQL statements will be like a CDB. This is the default value of the parameter.

There are some statements (such as ALTER DB BACKUP CONTROLFILE) which can be issued in a non-CDB, but in a CDB they must be issued in the root (because they affect the whole CDB) and would result in an error if issued in a PDB.

Some ALTER DATABASE or ALTER SYSTEM statements are not permitted inside a PDB, and they will fail if NONCDB_COMPATIBLE=FALSE is set in init.ora. However, these statements will succeed if NONCDB_COMPATIBLE=TRUE is set.

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