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Property Description
Parameter type Integer
Default value 50
Range of values 0 to operating system-dependent
Oracle RAC Multiple instances can have different values.

SESSION_CACHED_CURSORS specifies the number of session cursors to cache. Repeated parse calls of the same SQL (including recursive SQL) or PL/SQL statement cause the session cursor for that statement to be moved into the session cursor cache. Oracle uses a least recently used algorithm to remove entries in the session cursor cache to make room for new entries when needed.

See Also:

Oracle Database Performance Tuning Guide for more information on setting this parameter and its uses