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alter drop multiple partitions (> 255) never complete (Doc ID 2301896.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

1. Table having 800 + partitions

2. If try to drop partitions (more than 256) at a time using alter drop
statement  then the alter statement never completes.

Cause

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