Adding a Partition to a Range-Partitioned Table

Use the ALTER TABLE ADD PARTITION statement to add a new partition to the "high" end (the point after the last existing partition). To add a partition at the beginning or in the middle of a table, use the SPLIT PARTITION clause.

For example, consider the table, sales, which contains data for the current month in addition to the previous 12 months. On January 1, 1999, you add a partition for January, which is stored in tablespace tsx.

      ADD PARTITION jan99 VALUES LESS THAN ( '01-FEB-1999' )
      TABLESPACE tsx;

Local and global indexes associated with the range-partitioned table remain usable.