A table is defined by specifying one of the following data distribution methodologies, using one or more columns as the partitioning key:

For example, consider a table with a column of type `NUMBER`

as the partitioning key and two partitions less_than_five_hundred and less_than_one_thousand. The less_than_one_thousand partition contains rows where the following condition is true:

500 <= partitioning key < 1000

Figure 2-2 offers a graphical view of the basic partitioning strategies for a single-level partitioned table.

Figure 2-2 List, Range, and Hash Partitioning

Description of "Figure 2-2 List, Range, and Hash Partitioning"