Can a Single Partition be Truncated during Data Pump Import?

(Doc ID 877792.1)

Last updated on MAY 11, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Currently, a single partition cannot be truncated by using the data pump parameter table_exists_action=truncate.

You must truncate that partition manually using the ALTER TABLE TRUNCATE PARTITION clause prior to running the import.

If you attempt to use Data Pump parameter table_exists_action=truncate, or even the replace option
be aware that the complete table will be truncated, not just the partition being imported!


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