Mauli Mauli - 7 months ago 36
SQL Question

How do I reset a sequence in Oracle?

In PostgreSQL, I can do something like this:

ALTER SEQUENCE serial RESTART WITH 0;


Is there an Oracle equivalent?

Answer

Here is a good procedure for resetting any sequence to 0 from Oracle guru Tom Kyte. Great discussion on the pros and cons in the links below too.

tkyte@TKYTE901.US.ORACLE.COM> 
create or replace
procedure reset_seq( p_seq_name in varchar2 )
is
    l_val number;
begin
    execute immediate
    'select ' || p_seq_name || '.nextval from dual' INTO l_val;

    execute immediate
    'alter sequence ' || p_seq_name || ' increment by -' || l_val || 
                                                          ' minvalue 0';

    execute immediate
    'select ' || p_seq_name || '.nextval from dual' INTO l_val;

    execute immediate
    'alter sequence ' || p_seq_name || ' increment by 1 minvalue 0';
end;
/

From this page: Dynamic SQL to reset sequence value
Another good discussion is also here: How to reset sequences?

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