Alter table drop partition in Oracle

I will explain Alter table drop partition in Oracle in this post.

 

Alter table drop partition

When you use partitioned tables, you can drop old partitions to decrease size of table. Drop old partition is more performance than delete these records.

 

 

 

 

 

You can read the following post to learn more details about Partitioning in Oracle.

Partitioning in Oracle Database

 

Alter table drop partition Syntax

You can drop partition of table as follows.

 

ALTER TABLE SCHEMA_NAME.TABLE_NAME DROP PARTITION PARTITON_NAME;


SQL> ALTER TABLE MEHMET.SALIH DROP PARTITION SPART01;



You can use UPDATE INDEXES during drop partition as follows.

ALTER TABLE sales DROP PARTITION 01 UPDATE INDEXES;

 

 

Dropping Multiple Partitions in Oracle

You can drop multiple partitions same time as follows.
SQL> ALTER TABLE HR.EMPLOYEES DROP PARTITION PART01,PART02,PART03,PART04,PART05;



 

You can read the following post to learn more details about Oracle Partitioning.

Partitioning Types ( Range , List, Hash, Interval .. ) in Oracle Database

 

 

 

 

Do you want to learn Oracle Database for Beginners, then read the following articles.

Oracle Tutorial | Oracle Database Tutorials for Beginners ( Junior Oracle DBA )

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