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Interval Partitioning Essentials - Common Questions - Top Issues (Doc ID 1479115.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 07, 2023

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Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.1 to 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 What is interval partitioning?
 Where can i find examples?
 Can i specify interval partitioning at subpartition level?
 Are there any restrictions for the partition key (e.g. data type)?
 Can i have Domain Index on an interval partitioned table?
 How to specify/change the tablespace storage for the interval partitions
 What will be the names of the automatically created interval partitions?
 What happens if i want to set a new interval for the table?
 How to perform Partition Maintenance Operations (PMOP)?
 Exchanging a Partition of an Interval Partitioned Table
 Dropping interval partition
 Merging partitions
 Splitting interval partition
 Renaming interval partition
 How to disable / turn off interval partitioning for a table?
 Partition Count/Pruning
 Can i specify NULL value for the partitioning key column?
 Why the system generated interval partitions are missing from the DDL of the table when i retrieve it with the function DBMS_METADATA.GET_DDL?
 Can interval partitioned table be a parent table for reference partitioning?

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