Which file is accessed first when Oracle database is started?

Init<SID>.ora parameter file or SPFILE is accessed first( SID is instance name).Settings required for starting a database are stored as parameters in this file.

Akshay Handa said: (Thu, Jun 16 2016 12:21:20 AM)

PFILE contains details for starting up an instance whereas SPFILE &#40;Server Parameter File&#41; is for starting up a database.PFILE is accessed first and then SPFILE
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