Thanks Ganesh & Patricia. Caught on some other problem, so couldn;t respond to you immediately! -THIAGU Patricia Eyenga <patricia.e@xxxxxxxx> wrote: Adding a partition does not invalidate the index, though... Only = operations that drop partitions with data (in versions pre-9i) will invalidate a = global index. (local indexes *should* not be invalidated by partition drops, although we ran into a bug that made it so..) You do not need to create a new global index when you add a new = partition.=20 -----Original Message----- From: askdba-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:askdba-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] = On Behalf Of Ganesh Raja Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 4:59 PM To: askdba@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [askdba] Re: Global Index on Partition Table Thiagoo, It will help to know the DB Version.=20 From 9i I think there is a Way to Maintain Global Indexes as part of Partition Maintenance. HTH Cheers Ganesh On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 13:49:16 -0800 (PST), Thiagoo wrote: > Hi All, >=20 > One of my colleague is facing a problem..so need you advice. >=20 > I'm having a table with few partitions with Global Index on it and for = > the next year 2005, I need to add another partition and Global index , = > what's the best way to do it? >=20 > One way which strikes for me instantly is 'alter table add partition'=20 > and later to drop the index and create new global index..is there=20 > anyway to rebuild the index,without dropping the existing index? >=20 > I will be doing in dev and later on prod. Each partition may have=20 > 3-4GB of data. >=20 > Thanks! > -Thiagu >=20 >=20 > --------------------------------- > Do you Yahoo!? > Yahoo! Mail - 250MB free storage. Do more. Manage less. >=20 > ================================================== Thanks & Best Regards, Thiagu ================================================== --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? The all-new My Yahoo! ? What will yours do?