Vertica Analytics Platform Version 10.1.x Documentation

PURGE_PARTITION

Purges a table partition of deleted rows. Similar to PURGE and PURGE_PROJECTION, this function removes deleted data from physical storage so you can reuse the disk space. PURGE_PARTITION removes data only from the AHM epoch and earlier.

Syntax

PURGE_PARTITION ( '[[database.]schema.]table', partition‑key )

Parameters

[database.]schema

Specifies a schema, by default public. If schema is any schema other than public, you must supply the schema name. For example:

myschema.thisDbObject

If you specify a database, it must be the current database.

table

The partitioned table to purge.

partition‑key

The key of the partition to purge.

Privileges

  • Table owner
  • USAGE privilege on schema

Example

The following example lists the count of deleted rows for each partition in a table, then calls PURGE_PARTITION() to purge the deleted rows from the data.

=> SELECT partition_key,table_schema,projection_name,sum(deleted_row_count)
   AS deleted_row_count FROM partitions
   GROUP BY partition_key,table_schema,projection_name 
   ORDER BY partition_key;

 partition_key | table_schema | projection_name | deleted_row_count
---------------+--------------+-----------------+-------------------
 0             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 1             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 2             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 3             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 4             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 5             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 6             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 7             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 8             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 9             | public       | t_super         |                 1
(10 rows)
=> SELECT PURGE_PARTITION('t',5); -- Purge partition with key 5.
                            purge_partition
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Task: merge partitions
(Table: public.t) (Projection: public.t_super)
(1 row)

=> SELECT partition_key,table_schema,projection_name,sum(deleted_row_count)
   AS deleted_row_count FROM partitions 
   GROUP BY partition_key,table_schema,projection_name 
   ORDER BY partition_key;


 partition_key | table_schema | projection_name | deleted_row_count
---------------+--------------+-----------------+-------------------
 0             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 1             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 2             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 3             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 4             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 5             | public       | t_super         |                 0
 6             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 7             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 8             | public       | t_super         |                 2
 9             | public       | t_super         |                 1
(10 rows)