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Setting the SQLPATH Environment Variable

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonJanuary 2, 2015

For executing SQL scripts, the default location for SQLPATH is in $ORACLE_HOME\dbs, but often SQLPATH  is customized to point to a location where multiple instances can access the script collection.


On a Windows PC, the SQLPATH registry entry is located at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\oracle\home0.  This location contains the name of your directory for your SQL script collection. 


You can edit your Oracle Windows registry entries with the Windows regedit  tool.


You can also specify multiple locations in SQLPATH by separating the directories with a semicolon, and the libraries will be searched in the order that they are specified in the SQLPATH registry entry:


c:\u01\app\oracle\dbs; c:\u01\app\sql_scripts


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