I have an Oracle 10 database server and a dump created on another Oracle 10 server. When using the imp command to import the dump to the database:
imp 'sys/*** as sysdba' file=c:\[...]\strukt.dmp full=y log=c:\[...]\import.log
I get the error message "not a valid month" for the following date format:
'04-FEB-08 03.54.49.000000 PM +01:00'
After a little debugging I tried to reproduce the error in my SQLPlus client. The line
select to_date('04-FEB-08') from dual;
gives me the same error message. After a little research on the topic I also realized that the reason of the error message is my "NLS_DATE_LANGUAGE" setting.
NLS_DATE_FORMAT RR-MON-DD NLS_DATE_LANGUAGE HUNGARIAN
I set the date language to "AMERICAN", and now all was fine with the SQLPlus command.
alter session set NLS_DATE_LANGUAGE='AMERICAN';
Now comes the problematic bit. I have no idea how to tell the import tool that it should use a different NLS setting.
The Oracle documentation tells me I should set it as an environment variable but it doesn't seem to work. The Oracle server is on a Windows 2008 box so I set the "NLS_DATE_LANGUAGE" environment variable to "AMERICAN" in Control Panel/System/Advanced/Environment variables, both for the current user and as a system variable, but still i have the same message.
I'm new to the Oracle world and I might be missing something obvious. If you have a solution or any workaround trick, I greatly appreciate it.
Thank you in advance,