This section contains a summary table listing all Advanced Server configuration parameters along with a number of key attributes of the parameters.
• Parameter. Configuration parameter name.
• Scope of Effect. Scope of effect of the configuration parameter setting. ‘Cluster’ – Setting affects the entire database cluster (that is, all databases managed by the database server instance). ‘Database’ – Setting can vary by database and is established when the database is created. Applies to a small number of parameters related to locale settings. ‘Session’ – Setting can vary down to the granularity of individual sessions. In other words, different settings can be made for the following entities whereby the latter settings in this list override prior ones: a) the entire database cluster, b) specific databases in the database cluster, c) specific roles, d) specific roles when connected to specific databases, e) a specific session.
• When Takes Effect. When a changed parameter setting takes effect. ‘Preset’ – Established when the Advanced Server product is built or a particular database is created. This is a read-only parameter and cannot be changed. ‘Restart’ – Database server must be restarted. ‘Reload’ – Configuration file must be reloaded (or the database server can be restarted). ‘Immediate’ – Immediately effective in a session if the PGOPTIONS environment variable or the SET command is used to change the setting in the current session. Effective in new sessions if ALTER DATABASE, ALTER ROLE, or ALTER ROLE IN DATABASE commands are used to change the setting.
• Authorized User. Type of operating system account or database role that must be used to put the parameter setting into effect. ‘EPAS service account’ – EDB Postgres Advanced Server service account (enterprisedb for an installation compatible with Oracle databases, postgres for a PostgreSQL compatible mode installation). ‘Superuser’ – Database role with superuser privileges. ‘User’ – Any database role with permissions on the affected database object (the database or role to be altered with the ALTER command). ‘n/a’ – Parameter setting cannot be changed by any user.
• Description. Brief description of the configuration parameter.
• EPAS Only. ‘X’ – Configuration parameter is applicable to EDB Postgres Advanced Server only. No entry in this column indicates the configuration parameter applies to PostgreSQL as well.Note: There are a number of parameters that should never be altered. These are designated as “Note: For internal use only” in the Description column.
Allows archiving of WAL files using archive_command. Sets whether "\'" is allowed in string literals. Sets the output format for bytea. Check function bodies during CREATE FUNCTION. Sort results of CONNECT BY queries with no ORDER BY to depth-first order. Note: For internal use only. A list of comma separated hostname:portnumber icache servers. Determines whether DATE should behave like a TIMESTAMP or not. Determines how GREATEST and LEAST functions should handle NULL parameters. Sets the threshold of FROM items beyond which GEQO is used. Disables reading from system indexes. (Can also be set with PGOPTIONS at session start.) Sets the FROM-list size beyond which JOIN constructs are not flattened. Lists shared libraries to preload into each backend. (Can also be set with PGOPTIONS at session start.) Logs each successful connection. (Can also be set with PGOPTIONS at session start.) Logs end of a session, including duration. (Can also be set with PGOPTIONS at session start.) Waits N seconds on connection startup after authentication. (Can also be set with PGOPTIONS at session start.) Causes '...' strings to treat backslashes literally. Generates debugging output for LISTEN and NOTIFY. Sets the size reserved for pg_stat_activity.current_query, in bytes. Treats "expr=NULL" as "expr IS NULL". Umask used for files created through the UTL_FILE package.