ORA-14006: invalid partition name


Sometimes You can get ”  ORA-14006: invalid partition name ” error.


Details of error are as follows.

ORA-14006: invalid partition name
Cause: a partition name of the form <identifier> is expected but not present.
Action: enter an appropriate partition name.

alter table msdba.test_table truncate partition p20200512;

ORA-14006: invalid partition name



Check your partition name if its name is correct or not.

If partition name is correct, then This error is mostly TOAD Bug 😉  To solve this error,  Remove ; character ( semicolon ) and try again.

You can run it on sqlplus without error.


If you don’t know Partitioning, then You can learn more details about Oracle Table Partitioning with the following post.

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

Do you want to learn more details about RMAN, then read the following articles.



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