Updated: 10/07/2019 by Computer Hope

A sequence may refer to any of the following:

Sequential numbers

1. A sequence is an ordered list containing successive items, or functions for performing certain actions.

2. In an SQL (Structured Query Language) database, a sequence is used to generate a unique number and starting point, which is then increased based on a set interval. A sequence is used to create a primary key value in a database table, and is incremented by one with each newly generated database entry.

3. Upon startup, computers utilize what is called a boot sequence. See our boot sequence for further information on this term.

Database terms, Programming terms