I used to a SQL guy and trying my hands on Oracle front.

I am getting dynamic values of sequence in a variable. I like to fetch next value for that sequence object in some output variable. How to handle this in Oracle.

I wrote something same for SQL like this:

SET @v_SQLString = 'SELECT @v_new_seq = next value for '+@v_table_name
SET @v_ParmDefinition = '@v_new_seq NUMERIC(19) OUTPUT'

EXECUTE sp_executesql
    @v_new_seq = @v_new_seq OUTPUT

Looking for something same in Oracle.

2 Answers 2


My_Sequence_Name.NextVal - check here and here. Psoug is a great site for Oracle.


I have found answer in same forum somewhere. Posting it here again so it can be useful to somebody.

v_lc_table_name NVARCHAR2(30);
v_new_id    NUMBER(19,0);

v_select := 'select '||v_lc_table_name||'.nextval from dual';
      execute immediate v_select into v_new_id;

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