Vertica Analytics Platform Version 9.2.x Documentation

Named Sequences

Named sequences are sequences that are defined by CREATE SEQUENCE. While you can set the value of a table column to a named sequence, a named sequence, unlike AUTO_INCREMENT and IDENTITY sequences, exists independently of the table.

Named sequences are used most often when an application requires a unique identifier in a table or an expression. After a named sequence returns a value, it never returns the same value again in the same session.

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