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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007

    Altering a Table Partition

    I 've created a Table with out partitioning concept,
    If I want to alter that table using the range/list partition.., how can I ?
    can u please explain with syntax for this?

    Thanks in Advance
    Giri K.Y.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    There is not single command to convert a non-partitioned table into a partitioned one.

    1- Rename your_table as your_nonpart_table, drop indexes and constraints
    2- Create your_table as partitioned
    3- Populate your_table from your_nonpart_table
    4- Build indexes and constraints as needed.
    5- Gather fresh stats on your_table
    Pablo (Paul) Berzukov

    Author of Understanding Database Administration available at amazon and other bookstores.

    Disclaimer: Advice is provided to the best of my knowledge but no implicit or explicit warranties are provided. Since the advisor explicitly encourages testing any and all suggestions on a test non-production environment advisor should not held liable or responsible for any actions taken based on the given advice.

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