The values in a profile always take precedence over similar values defined for a user in a CREATE USER or MODIFY USER statement.
Profile members inherit any changed parameters. Parameters take effect at various times:
- SPOOL and TEMPORARY space allocations are imposed immediately. This affects the current session of any member who is logged on at the time the profile is modified.If you create a profile with a 10 TB spool space limit and assign 10 users to the profile, each user can run queries in parallel and consume a total of 10 TB of spool (assuming you have 10 TB of space free).
- Changes to ACCOUNT and DEFAULT DATABASE do not take effect until the next logon. However, if a member user submits a SET SESSION ACCOUNT statement at a point in the session after the profile is modified, the database uses the new values.
- Password control changes take effect at the next logon by user members of the profile.