Find parameter values

Hopefully, this is a simple one. How can I find the value of the skip_unusable_indexes parameter?
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awking00Asked:
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TelcoDBACommented:
Using SQLPLUS connect as a dba user (sys is best)
Type 'show parameter skip_unusable_indexes' <enter>

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awking00Author Commented:
I tried this before. The problem is that the show parameters command only shows the names and values of the parameters that are in v$parameter, of which skip_unusable_indexes is not one.
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TelcoDBACommented:
OK, if you're using enterprise manager, you can select 'instance' and view all initialisation parameters.

Otherwise, check your init file.

What db version are you on?
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awking00Author Commented:
Another problem. This is a production database, and while I have select access on the production tables (including the dba_ and v$ tables), I have no OEM access. I do have OEM access on a development system and, even there, the skip_unusable_indexes parameter does not show when I select view "all initialization parameters."
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TelcoDBACommented:
OK,
I've done a bit of research and 'SKIP_UNUSABLE_INDEXES' is NOT an initialisation parameter.  It has to be set at the session level via an 'alter session' command.  Check the glogin.sql file on your application server to check if it's set there and check your application to see if it explicitly issues an alter session command.  I guess the rule here is that if this parameter is not set at the session level then the value is always FALSE.

Hth,

tDBA
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