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Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonApril 4, 2015

Question:  I am getting the ORA-14407 error when trying to drop a tablespace after moving subpartitions to another tablespace:

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-14407: partitioned table contains subpartitions in a different tablespace

How do I resolve the ORA-14407 error?
Answer:  The oerr utility shows this for the ORA-14407 error:
oerr ORA 14407

ORA-14407:  Partitioned table contains subpartitions in a different tablespace

Cause: An attempt was made to drop a tablespace which contains tables
whose subpartitions are not completely contained in this tablespace

Action: find tables with subpartitions which span the tablespace being
dropped and some other tablespace(s). Drop these tables or move
subpartitions to a different tablespace

For more details on the ORA-14407 error resolution, see MOSC Note (1583130.1) titled "ORA-14407 When Dropping a Tablespace".  One solution is to use the  dbms tts package (transportable tablespaces) to move the tablespace subpartitions.

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