OAM Why is the Sequential Audit Record Number (IAU_ID) not sequential ?

(Doc ID 2354517.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 29, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Access Manager - Version and later
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In document here: https://docs.oracle.com/middleware/1212/idm/JISEC/audpolicy.htm#JISEC3436, states the following schema elements are defined as follows:

  IAU_ID: A unique sequential number for every audit record
  IAU_TstzOriginating: Date and time when the audit event was generated (data type TIMESTAMP)

However the search against Audit DB shows   IAU_ID goes up and down quite dramatically between records.

How is this sequential if the numbers are going up and down so much relative to the date of the transaction?

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