Creating a Locally Partitioned Index

The most common type of partitioned index is the locally partitioned index. Locally partitioned indexes can only be created on partitioned tables. As specified by the name, “local” means there is a direct relationship between entries for an index and the corresponding data. There is a one-to-one relationship between data partitions and index partitions. If you have a table partitioned by range based on dates and you have a partition for every month of the year, then for all the data for the January 2012 partition, you have, for each index created, the corresponding index entries in the January 2012 index partition(s). See Figure 6-1 for an example of the architecture between data and index partitions for a ...

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