Release Number FormatAn Oracle7 Server distribution tape might be labeled "Release 188.8.131.52." The following sections translate this number.
|Version Number||Maintenance Release Number||Patch Release Number||Port-Specific Patch Release Number|
Major Database Release Number
The first digit is the most general identifier. It represents a major new version of the software that contains significant new functionality.
Database Maintenance Release Number
The second digit represents a maintenance release level. Some new features may also be included.
Application Server Release Number
The third digit reflects the release level of the Oracle Application Server (OracleAS).
Component-Specific Release Number
The fourth digit identifies a release level specific to a component. Different components can have different numbers in this position depending upon, for example, component patch sets or interim releases.
Checking Your Current Release Number
To identify the release of Oracle Database that is currently installed and to see the release levels of other database components you are using, query the data dictionary view
PRODUCT_COMPONENT_VERSION. A sample query follows. (You can also query the
V$VERSION view to see component-level information.) Other product release levels may increment independent of the database server.
COL PRODUCT FORMAT A35 COL VERSION FORMAT A15 COL STATUS FORMAT A15 SELECT * FROM PRODUCT_COMPONENT_VERSION; PRODUCT VERSION STATUS ---------------------------------------- ----------- ----------- NLSRTL 10.2.0.1.0 Production Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition 10.2.0.1.0 Prod PL/SQL 10.2.0.1.0 Production ...