I'm not positive about this, but I think with the way ASH captures activity the AWR snapshots may not have that same problem of cursors aging out of the pool between snapshots like we see all the time with Statspack. I've never tested it out myself, but I seem to remember seeing someone else state this same thing on this list a few months back and it sounds reasonable to me. From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stephens, Chris Also, it's entirely possible that your sql was pushed out of the shared pool by the time the snapshot was taken. ________________________________ Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message or attachments hereto. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.