Oracle Syntax

I have a table with year/quarter partitions like '2010Q1, 2010Q2....'

I want to truncate all Q2 partitions in this table across all years.

I know I can do it by "alter table <table_name> truncate partition 2010Q2, 2011Q2, 2012Q2 etc.

But, I want to write a dynamic sql like:

alter table <table_name> truncate partitions in (SELECT partition_name FROM ALL_TAB_PARTITIONS
where table_owner = 'abcd'
and table_name = 'bcdef'
and partition_name like '%Q2'

I know the above query doesnt work, but is there a way to write this kind of query?

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In a 2 step approach :
create the sql
execute it

You can combine them in an oracle procedure

create or replace
procedure truncate_qn (p_table_name varchar2, p_qn varchar2)
  v_statement varchar2(32767);
  for r1 in (
where table_owner = 'abcd'
and table_name = 'bcdef'
and partition_name like '%' || p_qn
) loop
  if v_statement is not null then
     v_statement := v_statement || ',';
  end if;
  v_statement := v_statement || r1.partition_name;
end loop;

  v_statement  :=  'alter table ' || p_table_name || ' truncate partitions in ' ||
  --execute immediate v_statement;  -- uncomment if you see the right statement
awking00Information Technology SpecialistCommented:
v_sql varchar2(255);
for p in
(select partition_name
 from all_tab_partitions
 where table_owner = 'ABCD'
 and table_name = 'BCDEF'
 and partition_name like '%Q2')
v_sql := 'alter table abcd.bcdef truncate partition '||p.partition_name;
execute immediate v_sql;
end loop;

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MRPTAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot.
awking00Information Technology SpecialistCommented:
You're welcome.
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