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DBMS_REDEFINITION: Case Study for a Large Non-Partition Table to a Partition Table with Online Transactions Occuring (Doc ID 1481558.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This Note has been written to provide some volume details and timings for the process
to convert a normal table to a partition table using the DBMS_REDEFINITION package.

The note will also include details of objects used by the process (Fast Refresh) and how
these become populated during the procedure.

The procedure is broken down into the following sections:

1.  Create the Partition Table structure required, known as the Interim table.
2.  Execute DBMS_REDEFINITION.can_redef_table
3.  Execute DBMS_REDEFINITION.start_redef_table
4.  Execute DBMS_REDEFINITION.sync_interim_table
5.  Execute DBMS_REDEFINITION.finish_redef_table
6.  Drop the interim table.


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