RE: shrinking space

From: Joel Slowik <>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 07:45:51 -0400
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You may also try using the shrink space clause of alter table. s_3001.htm#i2192484

That's half way though, if you are pressed for physical disk space then the shrink space command or an export/import of a specific table may not help that much since the datfiles will still have the space allocated; even if the table frees the space.  

For that, I'll direct you to asktom: UESTION_ID:153612348067    
-joel slowik

[] On Behalf Of Eugene Pipko Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 6:54 PM
Subject: shrinking space  

Hi all,

Oracle on Win 2003.

SAP admitted a bug in their app, which resulted in millions of rows inserted in a couple of tables.

They came up with a script to delete them, but failing to provide any solutions on how to reclaim unused space.

One of the tables has CLOB column and another has BLOB column in them.  

Question: how do I shrink tables with CLOB and BLOB columns?  



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