Re: 32K block size tablespace for indexes

From: Andy Rivenes <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 16:06:29 -0800
Message-Id: <7eff96$>

Another reason is that a single index entry must fit within a single block. The 11g documentation states:

"The maximum size of a single index entry is approximately one-half the data block size."

I didn't think that it was that low, but it's been a while since I've run into this issue.

At 11:03 PM 1/28/2009, hrishy wrote:
>I have inherited a database where the indexes alone are in the 32k
>block tablespaces.
>Now without any documentation or anything for a hint i am just
>wundering why did the original designers design it like that?
>What are the pro's and cons of such a approach ?
>http:// www.

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