Drops a partition from an existing table.
This action irremediably deletes the data contained in the dropped partition
Drops one or more table partitions. Partition name must match the name of the directory for the given partition.
Just like with columns dropping of partitions is a non-blocking and non-waiting operation. While being atomic for a single partitions, dropping of multiple partitions is in itself non-atomic. Drop partition will bail on the first failure and will not continue with the list.
The last partition (active partition) cannot be removed. This will be implemented in a future release.
Naming convention for partition directories is as follows:
|Table Partition||Partition format|