Retrieve Oracle version information


Question: How do I check the Oracle version from the command prompt?

Answer: Version information is stored in a table called v$version. In this table you can find version information on Oracle, PL/SQL, etc.

To retrieve the version information for Oracle, you execute the following SQL statement:

select * from v$version
where banner like ‘Oracle%’;

It should return something like this:

Oracle9i Enterprise Edition Release – 64bit Production