I forgot to mention - there could also be different explain plans for different child cursors of the same hash_value - check the "child_number" column, and then check v$sql_shared_cursor to get an idea of why there are multiple children. ________________________________ From: Allen, Brandon Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 10:54 AM To: 'ryan_gaffuri@xxxxxxxxxxx'; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: Getting multiple explain plans for 1 sql statement It's normal to have multiple rows in v$sql_plan for a given hash_value - each row represents a single step of the explain plan. Do both rows have the same plan_hash_value? 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.