partition table

I am looking to speed up full table scans by partitioning a table. Do a first create the partition table, then bring the data in and then drop the old table?
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
>>I am looking to speed up full table scans by partitioning a table.

I assume you've already done your homework and have verified this will speed up the system as a whole?



There are a lot of links out there on how to partition an existing table.  The exact method you use should be based on what makes sense in your specific system.


Partitioning an Existing Table using DBMS_REDEFINITION
http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/misc/PartitioningAnExistingTable.php

Partitioning an Existing Table using EXCHANGE PARTITION
http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/misc/PartitioningAnExistingTableUsingExchangePartition.php

There are more if you Google around a little.
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