|Oracle9i Supplied PL/SQL Packages and Types Reference
Release 2 (9.2)
Part Number A96612-01
DBMS_RANDOM package provides a built-in random number generator. It is faster than generators written in PL/SQL because it calls Oracle's internal random number generator.
This chapter discusses the following topics:
DBMS_RANDOM must be initialized before calling the random number generator. The generator produces 8-digit integers. If the initialization subprogram is not called, then the package raises an exception.