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How to Partition a Non-partitioned / Regular / Normal Table (Doc ID 1070693.6)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2018

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Purpose

This article describes five possible methods for partitioning a non-partitioned table.

These steps can also be used to change other partitioning characteristics such as adding subpartitioning to a partitioned table.

From the perspective of the application, partitioning is transparent, a partitioned table is identical to a nonpartitioned table; no modifications to application queries are necessary when accessing a partitioned table,

It is also suggested to read this <Note 1518567.1> Row Movement Common Questions and Problems.

This article does not intend to give directions what partitioning strategy to choose, what are the benefits of those.

Information on these can be found in

<Note 1390871.1> Purpose and Benefits/Advantages/Uses of Table Partitioning

<Note 1563143.1> How Should I Partition My Tables?

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Scope

DBAs, developers intend to partition a non-partitioned table.

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 A. Export/import method
 B. Insert with a subquery method
 C. Partition Exchange method
 D. DBMS_REDEFINITION
 E. MODIFY clause added to the ALTER TABLE SQL Statement. (From 12.2)
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