Hidden Parameters in Oracle

The oracle database have a houndres of hidden parameters, that a lot of those parameters are not documented.

Know about those parameters are important for dbas involved in database migrations and upgrades.

Many parameters have a high performance improve on different systems.

 set line 150
 col PARAMETER format a30
 col DESCRIPTION format a60
 col SESSION_VALUE format a10
 col INSTANCE_VALUE format a10
 spool HIDDEN_parameter_database.log


 SELECT a.ksppinm AS parameter,
        a.ksppdesc AS description,
        b.ksppstvl AS session_value,
        c.ksppstvl AS instance_value
 FROM   x$ksppi a,
        x$ksppcv b,
        x$ksppsv c
 WHERE  a.indx = b.indx
 AND    a.indx = c.indx
 AND    a.ksppinm LIKE '/_%' ESCAPE '/'
 ORDER BY a.ksppinm;

spool off

Now, after we save this list, is possible that we need started with an planificated change.

Hidden ParameHow can I set the value of a hidden parameter?

alter system set "_report_capture_cycle_time"=0 scope=spfile sid='*';

Remember, the importance that these parameters must be recommendations of the oracle support, because it can change the behavior of the engine and can leave us in the situation of not having support.