Removes the logically deleted rows from a load isolated (LDI) table or a join index. You use this option to reclaim the space occupied by the deleted rows. You should collect statistics when you perform this operation on an LDI table or a join index. Reclaiming space on a regular basis improves query performance on the LDI table or a join index. This operation physically deletes those rows that are marked as logically deleted. The corresponding secondary indexes are maintained.
You must have the DROP TABLE privilege to perform this operation.
An EXCLUSIVE lock is placed on the table to perform the deletion.
- Optionally, the DELETED keyword can be specified for readability.
- AND RESET LOAD IDENTITY
- The RowLoadID of the rows is set to 0. The version number of the table is incremented and the CurrLoadID value is set to 0.
- If this option is not specified, the version number of the table is not changed.
Example: Remove Logically Deleted Rows
ALTER TABLE lditab1 RELEASE ROWS;
Example: Remove Logically Deleted Rows and Reset RowLoadID
ALTER TABLE lditabl2 RELEASE DELETED ROWS AND RESET LOAD IDENTITY;