Setting Globalization Support Attributes

You can set globalization support attributes.

Parameter Description


Indicates the character encoding used by a database.


Determines the character encoding for the connection, which may be different from the database character set.


Indicates the collating sequence to use for linguistic comparisons.


Sets the default length semantics.


Determines whether an error is reported when there is data loss during an implicit or explicit data type conversion between NCHAR/NVARCHAR2 data and CHAR/VARCHAR2 data.

DatabaseCharacterSet must be set during database creation. There is no default. See Choosing a Database Character Set.

The rest of the attributes are set during connection to a database. For more information about ConnectionCharacterSet, see Setting the Connection Character Set.

You can use the ALTER SESSION statement to change the following attributes during a session:




For more information, see ALTER SESSION in the Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database SQL Reference and Connection Attributes in the Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database Reference.