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ORA-14074 - partition bound must collate higher than that of the last partition tips

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonMay 11,  2015

The ORA-14074 error says that if you have a MAXVALUE already you will need to either drop the partition that encompasses the MAXVALUE or split partition

alter table
split partition
   partmax at (XXX)
  (partition partXXX, partition partmax);

The docs note this on the ORA-14074 error:

ORA-14074 - partition bound must collate higher than that of the last partition

Cause - Partition bound specified in ALTER TABLE ADD PARTITION statement did not collate higher than that of the table's last partition, which is illegal.

Action - Ensure that the partition bound of the partition to be added collates higher than that of the table's last partition.




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