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Re: Partition Pruning
Posted by: Rick James
Date: September 18, 2010 04:13PM

NULLs are put into the _first_ partition. (Yeah, you said NOT NULL; I suspect that is a bug.)

The 'approved workaround' is to have a dummy _first_ partition. In your case, it would contain dates older than anything you have, so the partition would be empty. Then, the cost of the wasted search of the _first_ partition would be small.

Mattias, can you weigh in on what I am saying?

Andrew; I am ignorant of LOCAL in Oracle -- what does it imply? And what is the opposite of LOCAL?

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