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SQL provides four statements that help you manage your SQL-session. Each one lets you specify a value for one or more SQL-session characteristics. The SQL-session management statements are SET SESSION CHARACTERISTICS, SET SESSION AUTHORIZATION, SET ROLE and SET TIME ZONE.