1.326 SPFILE

The value of this parameter is the name of the current server parameter file (SPFILE) in use.

Property Description

Parameter type

String

Syntax

SPFILE = spfile_name

Default value

ORACLE_HOME/dbs/spfile.ora

Modifiable

No

Modifiable in a PDB

No

Range of values

Any valid SPFILE

Basic

No

Oracle RAC

Multiple instances must have the same value.

This parameter can be defined in a client side PFILE to indicate the name of the server parameter file to use.

When the default server parameter file is used by the server, the value of SPFILE is internally set by the server.

The SPFILE resides in the ORACLE_HOME/dbs directory; however, users can place it anywhere on their system as long as it is specified in an initialization parameter file.

See Also:

Oracle Database Administrator’s Guide for more information about creating the server parameter file