Solved

Oracle 11, Change NLS_CHARACTERSET database property when database is down

Posted on 2010-11-24
3
1,670 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi there,

I changed my database NLS_CHARACTERSET property to match an export.dmp file so I could import the data and now the database will not startup.  I am getting the error
ERROR: ORA-12705: Cannot access NLS data files or invalid environment specified

How do I change the NLS_CHARACTERSET property of the database when I cannot login to it ?

Points based on urgency.

Thank-you.
0
Comment
Question by:jcwiatr
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
ID: 34209829
My gUess is you never installed the language files that you told Oracle to use.

Set it back to the original setting and you should be OK.

Burleson has a page on getting around this error.  Google that error number and it should be one of the top links.

On mobile right now so I can't find it for you.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jcwiatr
ID: 34209844
Hi,   I am trying to set it back but when I try and startup the database to login I am getting the error message.

How do I change it back when I cannot startup/login to the database ?

Cheers

0
 
LVL 76

Accepted Solution

by:
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) earned 500 total points
ID: 34210121
Create a pfile from spfile, edit it, change the entry theb use startup pfile=your_pfile

Once it starts create a new spfile.

You cannot manually edit a spfile.
0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

I remember the day when someone asked me to create a user for an application developement. The user should be able to create views and materialized views and, so, I used the following syntax: (CODE) This way, I guessed, I would ensure that use…
This post first appeared at Oracleinaction  (http://oracleinaction.com/undo-and-redo-in-oracle/)by Anju Garg (Myself). I  will demonstrate that undo for DML’s is stored both in undo tablespace and online redo logs. Then, we will analyze the reaso…
This video shows, step by step, how to configure Oracle Heterogeneous Services via the Generic Gateway Agent in order to make a connection from an Oracle session and access a remote SQL Server database table.
This video shows how to configure and send email from and Oracle database using both UTL_SMTP and UTL_MAIL, as well as comparing UTL_SMTP to a manual SMTP conversation with a mail server.

808 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question