How ORA_ROWSCN Works with Rowdependencies and Norowdependecies
(Doc ID 805424.1)
Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022
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For each row, ORA_ROWSCN returns the conservative upper bound system change number (SCN) of the most recent change to the row. This pseudocolumn is useful for determining approximately when a row was last updated. It is not absolutely precise, because Oracle tracks SCNs by transaction committed for the block in which the row resides. You can obtain a more fine-grained approximation of the SCN by creating your tables with row-level dependency tracking. In this note we will try to see how ORA_ROWSCN works with Rowdependencies and Norowdependecies with examples:
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