Two things contributed to this post. One was a student question about the difference between the MAX_VALUE of a sequence and the actual sequence value. The other was a comment on an earlier post addressing an NDS approach to resetting sequences.
The student wanted to understand why there were gaps in the sequence, since they created it with the default values, like this:
This is part 2 of a three part posting on analytic FIFO picking of multiple orders. Part 2 shows an alternative way of doing the same thing as part 1 did - but this time using recursive subquery factoring in Oracle v.