RE: HOW TO SET SEQUENCE VALUE
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 07:27:44 -0500
Also be advised that sequences can age out of the cache and lose your cached values. The next time the sequence is called a new cache of numbers is generated and the unused sequence values [before it was aged out] are 'lost'. (I wanted to verify that info was correct before I posted so I double checked)
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From: oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org [mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Ilmar Kerm Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:01 AM
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Subject: Re: HOW TO SET SEQUENCE VALUE
Quite dangerous advice, I think... Cache is a very important part of sequence performance (and maybe the default 20 is too low nowadays also). Using NOCACHE should be a very rare occasion, when "losing" sequence numbers on instance restarts is not allowed. USER_SEQUENCES just reports what value is stored in data dictionary, but database instance is giving out cached sequence numbers. So the difference is normal.
IlmarReceived on Thu Mar 29 2012 - 07:27:44 CDT