RE: How to speed up an update

From: Mark W. Farnham <>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 14:47:53 -0500
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And see what Greg Rahn wrote recently about adding a column with a default value - if you've got the space and can allow the nologging operation that (CTAS, etc.) may well be the fastest way.

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From: [] On Behalf Of Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 1:23 PM
Subject: How to speed up an update

Hi everyone:

I am trying to tune the following update:

update TABLE set column = decode (column, vlaue1..);

The TABLE has about 13mil rows and a primary key. I am thinking of dropping the PK and running the update
with higher degree of parallelism and rebuilding the PK after the update. Is there anything else I should consider? I am running oracle

thank you

Gene Gurevich

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