Asterisks in init.ora parameters

  • From: "Adams, Matthew (GE Consumer & Industrial)" <MATT.ADAMS@xxxxxx>
  • To: <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 14:28:42 -0400

Anybody ever seen a init.ora file in an init.ora file that looks like



I've never seen an asterisk and period at the beginning of a init.ora line 

I know this is not a spfile, because 'alter system .... scope=spfile'
command get ORA-32001 errors.  

What is the significance of the asterisk and period?


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