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Query for locally managed vs. dictionary-managed tablespace

What is the query to find out if the tablespace is locally managed or dictionary-managed?

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Query the EXTENT_MANAGEMENT column of the DBA_TABLESPACES view. If the tablespace shows LOCAL in this column, then the tablespace is a locally managed tablespace. If the tablespace shows DICTIONARY, then it is a dictionary-managed tablespace.

This was first published in January 2006

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