how to calculate disc space occupied by a table

Posted on 2004-08-02
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
what is the easy way to calculate the disc space occupied by a table in oracle
Question by:oraram9
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Expert Comment

ID: 11699327
select segment_name as table_name, sum(bytes)
from user_segments
where segment_type = 'TABLE'
group by segment_name;

Author Comment

ID: 11699509
do the above query retrieve  the space allocated to that table or space occupied by the table data on the disc at this point of time???
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Expert Comment

ID: 11700156
It is the space allocated to the table.

Not sure that you can easily see how much space is free in the allocated space.
I believe you can you dba|user_free_space to find the blocks/bytes that are above the high water mark, but there isn't a way to see how much space there is below it.
Though its been a while since I looked at this and I don't have the scripts I came up with with me ...

Expert Comment

ID: 11700571

the query given by ishando is the space occupied by the table in the tablespace which is there in ur hard disk. so try to get the total space occupied in a given segment and then minus it from the total tablespace size. that should give u the free space and also the space occupied in a tablespace.

select sum(bytes)
from user_segments
where tablespace_name = <tablespace name>;

get the size of the tablespace by searching for the dbf file
subtract the value ie total tablespace size - sum(bytes) will give u the free space and sum(bytes) gives u the space occupied in the tablespace

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Accepted Solution

riazpk earned 50 total points
ID: 11702280
My preferred way to do this:

    ( p_segname in varchar2,
      p_owner   in varchar2 default user,
      p_type    in varchar2 default 'INDEX' )
        l_free_blks                 number;
        l_total_blocks              number;
       l_total_bytes               number;
       l_unused_blocks             number;
       l_unused_bytes              number;
       l_LastUsedExtFileId         number;
       l_LastUsedExtBlockId        number;
       l_LAST_USED_BLOCK           number;
       procedure p( p_label in varchar2, p_num in number )
           dbms_output.put_line( rpad(p_label,40,'.') ||
                                 p_num );
       ( segment_owner     => p_owner,
         segment_name      => p_segname,
         segment_type      => p_type,
         freelist_group_id => 0,
         free_blks         => l_free_blks );
       ( segment_owner     => p_owner,
         segment_name      => p_segname,
         segment_type      => p_type,
         total_blocks      => l_total_blocks,
         total_bytes       => l_total_bytes,
         unused_blocks     => l_unused_blocks,
         unused_bytes      => l_unused_bytes,
         LAST_USED_EXTENT_FILE_ID => l_LastUsedExtFileId,
         LAST_USED_EXTENT_BLOCK_ID => l_LastUsedExtBlockId,
       dbms_output.put_line('Segment Name=  '||p_segname);
       p( 'Free Blocks', l_free_blks );
       p( 'Total Blocks', l_total_blocks );
       p( 'Total Bytes', l_total_bytes );
       p( 'Total MBytes', l_total_bytes/1024/1024);
       p( 'Unused Blocks', l_unused_blocks );
       p( 'Unused Bytes', l_unused_bytes );
       p( 'Last Used Ext FileId', l_LastUsedExtFileId );
       p( 'Last Used Ext BlockId', l_LastUsedExtBlockId );
       p( 'Last Used Block', l_LAST_USED_BLOCK );

SQL> set serveroutput on
SQL> execute show_space('TABLE1',user,'TABLE');
Segment Name=  TABLE1
Free Blocks.............................4566
Total Blocks............................167808
Total Bytes.............................1374683136
Total MBytes............................1311
Unused Blocks...........................4962
Unused Bytes............................40648704
Last Used Ext FileId....................12
Last Used Ext BlockId...................138377
Last Used Block.........................3230

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.

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