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SQL Server sequence object incrementing by 2 instead of 1



User created a sequence object in Microsoft SQL Server which increments by 1 on every access.

At the DB level, verified that the value is only incremented by 1.

But when accessed from Pega7 using connect-sql, the value is incremented by 2.


User created a sequence like this:
AS int

From Connect-Sql, it is accessed like this:

SELECT NEXT VALUE FOR Test.CounterSeq AS FirstUse;
SELECT NEXT VALUE FOR Test.CounterSeq AS SecondUse;

ResultSet in the database:
FirstUse = 1
SecondUse = 2

ResultSet in PRPC:
FirstUse = 2
SecondUse = 4

Connect-SQL is called from the activity using RDB-Open

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a sequence object in Microsoft SQL Server.
  2. Create a Connect-SQL to access it.
  3. Call Connect-SQL rule from an activity using RDB-Open.
  4. Run the activity with tracer on and look at the results.

Root Cause

A third-party product issue. This seems to be an issue with Microsoft SQL Server jdbc driver where selectMethod=cursor connection property results in this behavior.

Sequence is incremented when query is executed and result is retrieved.


Perform the following local-change:

It is not recommended to run Pega without selectMethod=cursor connection property but removing this makes sequence increment correctly.

Therefore, i to use Microsoft Sql Server for sequence logic, have a separate Database instance/schema other than PegaRULES datavase where the sequence resides.

This way you can keep selectMethod=cursor parameter in jdbc/PegaRULES database and remove it from jdbc/TestSeq database (where sequence resides) jdbc URL.

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Published November 3, 2017 - Updated October 8, 2020

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