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ORA_ROWSCN Concurrency Control and Optimistic locking in 10g. (Doc ID 741848.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 17, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2]
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
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The Database Concurrency Control and Optimistic Locking  using ORA_ROWSCN pseudo column seems to be not working as desired.


ORA_ROWSCN is a pseudocolumn of any table that is not fixed or external. It represents the SCN of the most recent change to a given row; that is, the latest COMMIT operation for the row. For example:

Besides using ORA_ROWSCN in an UPDATE statement WHERE clause, you can use it in a DELETE statement WHERE clause or the AS OF clause of Oracle Flashback Query.


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