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RE: table size.

From: Hately Mike <>
Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 11:08:32 -0800
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This is expected behaviour. COMPRESS=Y doesn't make reference to the amount of space occupied by rows, just the amount of blocks allocated to the object as a whole.
It's one of the great misunderstood parameters; really it should have been called COALESCE.
Richard's suggestion will probably work (depending on your INITIAL storage definition for that table).
Alternatively, pre-create the table at the required size before importing the table. Use IGNORE=Y on the import.

Also, a quick thought; if you really deleted 500 million rows, leaving 8 million behind it would have far quicker to copy those 8 million out and drop the table.

Mike Hately

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Sent: 08 July 2002 18:59
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500 mill? How did you do your export? Try compress=n

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Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 1:23 PM
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Hi all

I have a table with 8 millions rows and I deleted the 500 million. Then I exported tables (300 mb) and imported into another schema. After that, the table size is still the same.

I thought table size should be taken much less space. the storage clause for both table is the same: pct10,pctused 40.

any idea.


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