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Differences between GATHER STALE and GATHER AUTO (Doc ID 228186.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 24, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.0.1.0 and later
Oracle Database - Personal Edition - Version 9.0.1.0 and later
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 9.0.1.0 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

Tis document provides an explanation of the differences between GATHER STALE and GATHER AUTO in the DBMS_STATS.GATHER_SCHEMA_STATS and DBMS_STATS.GATHER_DATABASE_STATS procedures.

Scope

Intended for anyone collecting stats via the DBMS_STATS package

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