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How To Avoid ORA-14758 in Interval Partitioned Table (Doc ID 1526571.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 15, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.6 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 11.1 to 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

ORA-14758: Last partition in the range section cannot be dropped

 This error occurs when you try to drop the last statically created partition (from the initial table creation DDL) from an Interval Partitioned table.

This error will be reported for database version below 12.2

Changes

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Cause

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In this Document
Symptoms
Changes
Cause
Solution
 A./ Without moving the current transition point
 B./ If you want to move the transition point
 (i) You can split an interval partition (a partition in the interval section that is materialized already).
 (ii) You can merge two adjacent interval partitions into one partition.
 (iii) You can merge the first interval partition with the highest range partition.
 (iv) Temporarily disable the interval partition.
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