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Error ORA-39726 Drop Column Operation On Compressed Tables 10.2 Release (Doc ID 1068820.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 01, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Reviewed 30-Oct-2012.

Symptoms

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On 10.2.0.4 production:

When attempting to drop some unused columns of a compressed partitioned table, the following error occurs.

ERROR
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ORA-39726: unsupported add/drop column operation on compressed tables


STEPS
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Cause

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