In my the Magento2-0.74.0-beta7 there are some tables related to sales entities that start with sequence_.

  • sequence_creditmemo_0
  • sequence_creditmemo_1
  • sequence_invoice_0
  • sequence_invoice_1
  • sequence_order_0
  • sequence_order_1
  • sequence_shipment_0
  • sequence_shipment_1

All these tables contain a single column sequence_value

I assume that 0 and 1 at the end of the table name are related to the store id, but what's the purpose of the tables?

2 Answers 2


I happened to notice this table.

In case you're still interested, it records the increment_id for order/invoice/shipment of your store.

e.g. Place a new order, it increases by 1.

Set it to 1000000, your next order id will be 1000001.

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    Oh. I've forgot about this. Yes I'm still interested since I haven't found an answer yet. I will check and get back to you.
    – Marius
    Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 10:52
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    Yep. It seams that's what it does. It holds the last increment id without the prefix.
    – Marius
    Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 10:55
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    Magento 1 developers can relate this to eav_entity_store.increment_last_id
    – benmarks
    Commented Aug 23, 2017 at 13:30
  • I think it records the entity_id. The value of increment_id can be different than the value of the sequence id Commented Aug 27, 2021 at 7:49

I am pretty sure it's to improve concurrency. I think it goes faster than using MySQL auto allocation. Eg you can grab 100 ids in a single update for batch loads. Or preallocate an id before inserting the real record etc.

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    OK. But what do they store? Or what code uses those tables?
    – Marius
    Commented May 5, 2015 at 6:49

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