AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 3.5
Modifies the provisioned throughput settings, global secondary indexes, or DynamoDB Streams settings for a given table.

You can only perform one of the following operations at once:

UpdateTable is an asynchronous operation; while it is executing, the table status changes from ACTIVE to UPDATING. While it is UPDATING, you cannot issue another UpdateTable request. When the table returns to the ACTIVE state, the UpdateTable operation is complete.

Namespace: Amazon.DynamoDBv2
Assembly: AWSSDK.dll
Version: (assembly version)


public virtual UpdateTableResponse UpdateTable(
         UpdateTableRequest request


Type: Amazon.DynamoDBv2.Model.UpdateTableRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the UpdateTable service method.

Return Value
Type: Amazon.DynamoDBv2.Model.UpdateTableResponse
The response from the UpdateTable service method, as returned by DynamoDB.


InternalServerErrorException An error occurred on the server side.
LimitExceededException The number of concurrent table requests (cumulative number of tables in the CREATING, DELETING or UPDATING state) exceeds the maximum allowed of 10. Also, for tables with secondary indexes, only one of those tables can be in the CREATING state at any point in time. Do not attempt to create more than one such table simultaneously. The total limit of tables in the ACTIVE state is 250.
ResourceInUseException The operation conflicts with the resource's availability. For example, you attempted to recreate an existing table, or tried to delete a table currently in the CREATING state.
ResourceNotFoundException The operation tried to access a nonexistent table or index. The resource might not be specified correctly, or its status might not be ACTIVE.


This example shows how to update the throughput settings of a table. New throughput will be 40 ReadCapacityUnits and 50 WriteCapacityUnits.

UpdateTable sample

// Create a client
AmazonDynamoDBClient client = new AmazonDynamoDBClient();

// Define new table throughput:
//  Table will now have capacity of 40 reads and 50 writes
ProvisionedThroughput throughput = new ProvisionedThroughput
    ReadCapacityUnits = 40,
    WriteCapacityUnits = 50

// Compose the UpdateTable request
UpdateTableRequest request = new UpdateTableRequest
    TableName = "SampleTable",
    ProvisionedThroughput = throughput

// View new table properties
TableDescription tableDescription = client.UpdateTable(request).TableDescription;
Console.WriteLine("Table name: {0}", tableDescription.TableName);
Console.WriteLine("Throughput: Reads = {0}, Writes = {1}",


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5