I have SAP R/3 Enterprise 4.7 on HP-UX B.11.23 U ia64 version with database ORACLE 18.104.22.168.0.
In system status, it is showing,
DB client lib.-- OCI_920
DB releases --* ORACLE 9.2.0.., ORACLE 10.1.0.., ORACLE 10.2.0..*
DBSL version -- 640.00
DBSL Patch Level -- 220
I am new to this. I am confused with databse realease. it is ORACLE 10.2.0.. .
My oracle version is 9i then why it is showing 10.2.0 release.
in short it means that Oracle will not correct any bugs in 9i that were not known before.
For details have a look at SAP note 925871.
And yes, an upgrade to 10g is recommended.