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what is N/A means



select index_name,status,owner from dba_indexes where status!='VALID';

Index Name                     STATUS   Index Owner
------------------------------ -------- ------------------------------
WRH$_FILESTATXS_PK             N/A      SYS
WRH$_SQLSTAT_PK                N/A      SYS
WRH$_SQLSTAT_INDEX             N/A      SYS
WRH$_SYSTEM_EVENT_PK           N/A      SYS
WRH$_WAITSTAT_PK               N/A      SYS

Index Name                     STATUS   Index Owner
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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I believe that means it is a partitioned index.  If so you need to look in dba_ind_partitions.
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N/A means "not applicable"

slightwv is correct,  the status of the index as a whole is "not applicable" because each partition of the index has its own status
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not applicable make sense.
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Did you really only need the abbreviation explained or did you also need the context in which a status was not applicable?  If you needed the context as well then slightwv should get a split
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