I have to keep looking this up, so I’m writing it down to make it easier to find next time! There are three modes for the
VERSION app engine:
- Report Mode
Evaluates the VERSION counters and reports any changes needed; does not change data.
- Classic Mode
Resets all the VERSION counters to their starting value (1)
- Enhanced Mode
The default mode – it will “advance VERSION counters in a preditable manner” according to Oracle Support.
The name of your run control is how you change the behavior of the
VERSION app engine.
- Report Mode:
REPORTONLYxxx – The run control must start with the
REPORTONLY value (not case-sensitive)
- Classic Mode:
RESETVERSIONSxxx – The run control must start with the
RESETVERSIONS value (not case-sensitive)
- Enhanced Mode: Any value other than the two above will trigger Enhanced Mode
There is much more to running VERSION, but I’ll save that for another post.