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Temporary Segment Handling in Temporary Tablespace (Doc ID 73439.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 7.3.0 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


To explain how temporary segments within a tablespace of type TEMPORARY are handled. Tablespaces of type TEMPORARY were introduced in Oracle release 7.3. This document is applicable to Oracle 7.3.x, 8.x. 9.x, 10g and to 11g provided tablespace is dictionary managed.


For DBA's requiring further understanding of how temporary segments are handled within a temporary tablespace.


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