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Allow a WHERE clause for ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE to delete data while moving a table

One of the most painful things to do is to delete a huge amount of data. One workaround for this is to export the data needed and then LOAD/REPLACE back into the same table, but this requires an outage of the table to accomplish.

If a WHERE clause could be specified using ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE (or another utility with the same functionality that allows a where clause?), then the outage time could be avoided.

Delete statements take a long time, and even with caution, churn through a lot of transaction logs. Even wrapping them in logic to reduce the rows deleted in a single transaction can risk log space and therefore database availability.

  • Avatar32.5fb70cce7410889e661286fd7f1897de Guest
  • Sep 28 2020
  • Future consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? DBAs, trying to maintain availbilty while deleting large amounts of data
How should it work?
  • Allow a WHERE clause on ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE

OR

  • Create a different function that works like ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE, but allows a where clause to specify which rows should be retained.

Idea Priority Medium
Priority Justification There are ways around it, this is just an improvement DBAs would love
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    Guest commented
    28 Sep 07:56pm

    like reorg discard on Db2 zOS

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