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Time zone problem when installing 9i

I intalled Oracle9i on Windows 2000. I issue the command alter database set time_zone='-08:00'; It gave me the message "invalid option..." Please help...

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What is your COMPATIBLE parameter set to? You need to have this set to a minimum of 9.0.0 for you to be able to use Oracle 9i's new Time Zone features.

This was first published in November 2003

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