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Creating a table partition

I'm unable to create a partition for a table in the system user login. Whenever I try to create partitions for a table, Oracle8i throws ORA-00439: feature not enabled: Partitioning.

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Partitioning is an option for the Oracle database that costs extra. And you have to be running Oracle Enterprise Edition to be able to use partitioning. I'm going to assume that you have paid for Oracle EE and for the partitioning option.

To get past the ORA-439 error message, you need to install partitioning and enable it in your database. To install it, fire up the Oracle Universal Installer from your 8i distribution media and install the partitioning option. After that, start up your database, connect as SYS, and run the $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/catparr.sql script. You should be off and running now!

This was first published in February 2004

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