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Re: Partitioning Problem
Posted by: Rick James
Date: April 11, 2010 10:46PM

Why do you want to partition that way?

I think the reason that it is disallowing what you are trying is... To enforce UNIQUEness (of a PRIMARY KEY or UNIQUE key), it would have to check every partition on every INSERT. If you were partitioning on the emp_id, then it could do the check without hitting every partition.

Do you have a million employees? Are you dropping old employees? PARTITIONing a small tables doesn't buy much.

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