In Oracle11g, you can merge or split two partitions. This feature is enhanced in 12c to merge and split multiple partitions in a single SQL thus reducing the maintenance operations. When merging range partitions, they must be adjacent.

Merging Partitions Example:

If range partitions are merged, you may use the “TO” clause.

Read more about this feature and restrictions in Oracle Documentation.

Splitting Partitions Example:

Read more in Oracle Documentation



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