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When I execute SHOW PARAMETER CONTROL_MANAGEMENT_PACK_ACCESS, it gives me the value of this Oracle parameter as part of what appears to be a single row with three columns (name, type, and value). How can I get this value into a variable or table that I can use later in my script?

I'm trying to make a decision later in my script based on a few parameter values and I'm not sure how to store them in something persistent.

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    Can you query v$parameter instead? show parameter is just SQL*Plus syntactic sugar for a query against that. – Justin Cave Mar 17 '16 at 22:15
  • @JustinCave Hmm, I sure can - I didn't realize those were synonymous (betraying my primary focus of MSSQL, not Oracle). If this were an answer, I'd accept it :) – SqlRyan Mar 17 '16 at 22:20
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Query v$parameter instead (or v$system_parameter in the event that you've changed session-level parameters in your current session and want to ignore those changes). show parameter is just SQL*Plus syntactic sugar on top of those data dictionary views.

  • I didn't realize this was a syntax issue - thanks for pointing me to the correct system view! – SqlRyan Mar 17 '16 at 22:29

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