Oracle EE 220.127.116.11, 2-node RAC
We recently upgraded from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124. We have several scripts
running out of crontab to monitor various aspects of our applications. The
analysts are seeing different formatting of the results of these scripts in
12c than they did in 11g.
11g - all output was on one line - linesize set to 1000, only 10 columns,
date, timestamp, and number formats. In the script, they use TO_CHAR to
get the desired format.
12c - no changes to the script; now each column is on a separate line. If
I set linesize to 10000, I see the expect behavior with a whole lot of
whitespace between columns.
I still had copy of this production database that I used to practice the
upgrade. I went in and changed the parameter permit_92_wrap_format to
false. Behavior reverted back to what we saw in 11g. However, I'm not
convinced this is the right workaround.
Has anyone else see this behavior? We have a lot of scripts and changing
all of them to use a column alias and column formatting (which should have
been done in the first place) would be a major undertaking. I haven't
found any bugs on MOS related to this yet or any useful information in the
Oracle docs. My co-worker is opening an SR, but no response yet.
Thank you in advance for any guidance.