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Table with a retention period [message #203871] Thu, 16 November 2006 14:13 Go to next message
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Is there a facility in Oracle 10g to retain data in a table for a period (say 6 months) and then drop the data after that ?

Basically, the use case is like this: we want to store historical data going back 6 months. If possible, we want the database server to continuously drop off the data outside the 6 month window. Is this possible with Oracle 10g ?

Re: Table with a retention period [message #203875 is a reply to message #203871] Thu, 16 November 2006 14:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mahesh Rajendran
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Not by default.
You can write a script that will purge data based on a date column and schedule it to run frequently or even archive the old data by partitioning or something like that.
Re: Table with a retention period [message #205545 is a reply to message #203871] Sat, 25 November 2006 17:18 Go to previous message
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Hi, consider Oracle's Partitioning Option : Range Partitioning by date. And, drop the partition of data you do not wanna hold anymore.

Only limitition for always available : no global indexes permitted.

I've designed 3 DW with this featuere: we almost have no impact on the running system when dropping a partition.

Good luck

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