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.
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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
SQL> ALTER TABLE HR.EMPLOYEES DROP PARTITION PART01,PART02,PART03,PART04,PART05;
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