AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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The DeleteTable operation deletes a table and all of its items. After a DeleteTable request, the specified table is in the DELETING state until DynamoDB completes the deletion. If the table is in the ACTIVE state, you can delete it. If a table is in CREATING or UPDATING states, then DynamoDB returns a ResourceInUseException. If the specified table does not exist, DynamoDB returns a ResourceNotFoundException. If table is already in the DELETING state, no error is returned.

DynamoDB might continue to accept data read and write operations, such as GetItem and PutItem, on a table in the DELETING state until the table deletion is complete.

When you delete a table, any indexes on that table are also deleted.

If you have DynamoDB Streams enabled on the table, then the corresponding stream on that table goes into the DISABLED state, and the stream is automatically deleted after 24 hours.

Use the DescribeTable action to check the status of the table.

Note:

This is an asynchronous operation using the standard naming convention for .NET 4.5 or higher. For .NET 3.5 the operation is implemented as a pair of methods using the standard naming convention of BeginDeleteTable and EndDeleteTable. For Unity the operation does not take CancellationToken as a parameter, and instead takes AmazonServiceCallback<DeleteTableRequest, DeleteTableResponse> and AsyncOptions as additional parameters.

Namespace: Amazon.DynamoDBv2
Assembly: AWSSDK.DynamoDBv2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z

Syntax

C#
public abstract Task<DeleteTableResponse> DeleteTableAsync(
         String tableName,
         CancellationToken cancellationToken
)
Parameters
tableName
Type: System.String

The name of the table to delete.

cancellationToken
Type: System.Threading.CancellationToken

A cancellation token that can be used by other objects or threads to receive notice of cancellation.

Return Value
The response from the DeleteTable service method, as returned by DynamoDB.

Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
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.

Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

Unity:
Supported Versions: 4.6 and above
Supported Platforms: Android, iOS, Standalone

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