|Oracle9i Supplied PL/SQL Packages and Types Reference
Release 2 (9.2)
Part Number A96612-01
DBMS_PCLXUTIL package provides intra-partition parallelism for creating partition-wise local indexes.
DBMS_PCLXUTIL circumvents the limitation that, for local index creation, the degree of parallelism is restricted to the number of partitions as only one slave process for each partition is used.
DBMS_PCLXUTIL uses the
DBMS_JOB package to provide a greater degree of parallelism for creating a local index for a partitioned table. This is achieved by asynchronous inter-partition parallelism using the background processes (with
DBMS_JOB), in combination with intra-partition parallelism using the parallel query slave processes.
DBMS_PCLXUTIL works with both range and range-hash composite partitioning.
For range partitioning, the minimum compatibility mode is 8.0; for range-hash composite partitioning, the minimum compatibility mode is 8i.
This chapter discusses the following topics:
DBMS_PCLXUTIL package can be used during the following DBA tasks:
BUILD_PART_INDEX assumes that the dictionary information for the local index already exists. This can be done by issuing the create index SQL command with the
This causes the dictionary entries to be created without "building" the index itself, the time consuming part of creating an index. Now, invoking the procedure
BUILD_PART_INDEX causes a concurrent build of local indexes with the specified degree of parallelism.
For composite partitions, the procedure automatically builds local indexes for all subpartitions of the composite table.
By marking desired partitions usable or unusable, the
BUILD_PART_INDEX procedure also enables selective rebuilding of local indexes. The
force_opt parameter provides a way to override this and build local indexes for all partitions.
Rebuild only the desired (sub)partitions (that are marked unusable):
Rebuild all (sub)partitions using
A progress report is produced, and the output appears on screen when the program is ended (because the
DBMS_OUTPUT package writes messages to a buffer first, and flushes the buffer to the screen only upon termination of the program).
DBMS_PCLXUTIL uses the
DBMS_JOB package, you must be aware of the following limitations pertaining to
job_queue_processesinitalization parameter. Clearly, if the job processes are not started before calling
BUILD_PART_INDEX(), then the package will not function properly. The background processes are specified by the following
DBMS_JOBlimitation), making it impossible to give interactive feedback to the user. This package prints a failure message, removes unfinished jobs from the queue, and requests the user to take a look at the