If you DELETE most of the rows (but not all), you can
(a) Rebuild the table with an ALTER TABLE table1 MOVE. You will need to rebuild indexes on the table with ALTER INDEX indexname REBUILD.
(b) Shrink the table with ALTER TABLE table1 SHRINK SPACE ; In this case you do not need to rebuild indexes.
Is this going to be a regular (e.g. daily) activity that you'd load ten million rows and then delete most of them ?
Hemant K Chitale
please explain a little more,what i get from your post is that you are first deleting data from table2 and then truncating the same table
if you have already deleted the data from table1 then why are you truncating it because
delete all rows=truncate
I am afraid not as delete all rows won't reset the HWM as truncate would do.
If you are deleting the 100 thousand rows and inserting the same number of rows then why do you need to delete blocks or shrink table. The empty space from delete will be reused by the next insert you will do unless you are doing the insert with 'append' hint.
Also, 1 lakh rows does not seem alot for Oracle. Still if you want to do then You can use shrink space
Alter table <table_name> shrink space cascade; Here cascade keyword will shrink the index as well.