AWS SDK for .NET Documentation
CreateTable Method (createTableRequest)
AmazonAmazon.DynamoDBv2AmazonDynamoDBCreateTable(CreateTableRequest) Did this page help you?   Yes   No    Tell us about it...

The CreateTable operation adds a new table to your account. In an AWS account, table names must be unique within each region. That is, you can have two tables with same name if you create the tables in different regions.

CreateTable is an asynchronous operation. Upon receiving a CreateTable request, DynamoDB immediately returns a response with a TableStatus of CREATING . After the table is created, DynamoDB sets the TableStatus to ACTIVE . You can perform read and write operations only on an ACTIVE table.

If you want to create multiple tables with secondary indexes on them, you must create them sequentially. Only one table with secondary indexes can be in the CREATING state at any given time.

You can use the DescribeTable API to check the table status.

Declaration Syntax
C#
CreateTableResponse CreateTable(
	CreateTableRequest createTableRequest
)
Parameters
createTableRequest (CreateTableRequest)
Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateTable service method on AmazonDynamoDBv2.
Return Value
The response from the CreateTable service method, as returned by AmazonDynamoDBv2.
Examples

This example shows how to create a new table with a single hash-key component.

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

// Define table schema:
//  Table has a hash-key "Author" and a range-key "Title"
List<KeySchemaElement> schema = new List<KeySchemaElement>
{
    new KeySchemaElement
    {
        AttributeName = "Author", KeyType = "HASH"
    },
    new KeySchemaElement
    {
        AttributeName = "Title", KeyType = "RANGE"
    }
};

// Define key attributes:
//  The key attributes "Author" and "Title" are string types
List<AttributeDefinition> definitions = new List<AttributeDefinition>
{
    new AttributeDefinition
    {
        AttributeName = "Author", AttributeType = "S"
    },
    new AttributeDefinition
    {
        AttributeName = "Title", AttributeType = "S"
    }
};

// Define table throughput:
//  Table has capacity of 20 reads and 50 writes
ProvisionedThroughput throughput = new ProvisionedThroughput
{
    ReadCapacityUnits = 20,
    WriteCapacityUnits = 50
};

// Configure the CreateTable request
CreateTableRequest request = new CreateTableRequest
{
    TableName = "SampleTable",
    KeySchema = schema,
    ProvisionedThroughput = throughput,
    AttributeDefinitions = definitions
};

// View new table properties
TableDescription tableDescription = client.CreateTable(request).CreateTableResult.TableDescription;
Console.WriteLine("Table name: {0}", tableDescription.TableName);
Console.WriteLine("Creation time: {0}", tableDescription.CreationDateTime);
Console.WriteLine("Item count: {0}", tableDescription.ItemCount);
Console.WriteLine("Table size (bytes): {0}", tableDescription.TableSizeBytes);
Console.WriteLine("Table status: {0}", tableDescription.TableStatus);

// List table key schema
List<KeySchemaElement> tableSchema = tableDescription.KeySchema;
for (int i = 0; i < tableSchema.Count; i++)
{
    KeySchemaElement element = tableSchema[i];
    Console.WriteLine("Key: Name = {0}, KeyType = {1}",
        element.AttributeName, element.KeyType);
}

// List attribute definitions
List<AttributeDefinition> attributeDefinitions = tableDescription.AttributeDefinitions;
for (int i = 0; i < attributeDefinitions.Count; i++)
{
    AttributeDefinition definition = attributeDefinitions[i];
    Console.WriteLine("Attribute: Name = {0}, Type = {1}",
        definition.AttributeName, definition.AttributeType);
}

Console.WriteLine("Throughput: Reads = {0}, Writes = {1}",
    tableDescription.ProvisionedThroughput.ReadCapacityUnits,
    tableDescription.ProvisionedThroughput.WriteCapacityUnits);

This example shows how to create a table similar to the previous sample, but with Local Secondary Indexes configured.
The new table will have two indexes: YearsIndex and SettingsIndex.

CopyCreateTable Local Secondary Index sample
// Create a client
AmazonDynamoDBClient client = new AmazonDynamoDBClient();

// Define table schema:
//  Table has a hash-key "Author" and a range-key "Title"
List<KeySchemaElement> schema = new List<KeySchemaElement>
{
    new KeySchemaElement
    {
        AttributeName = "Author", KeyType = "HASH"
    },
    new KeySchemaElement
    {
        AttributeName = "Title", KeyType = "RANGE"
    }
};

// Define local secondary indexes:
//  Table has two indexes, one on "Year" and the other on "Setting"
List<LocalSecondaryIndex> indexes = new List<LocalSecondaryIndex>
{
    new LocalSecondaryIndex
    {
        IndexName = "YearsIndex",
        KeySchema = new List<KeySchemaElement>
        {
            // Hash key must match table hash key
            new KeySchemaElement { AttributeName = "Author", KeyType = "HASH" },
            // Secondary index on "Year" attribute
            new KeySchemaElement { AttributeName = "Year", KeyType = "RANGE" }
        },
        // Projection type is set to ALL, all attributes returned for this index
        Projection = new Projection
        {
            ProjectionType = "ALL"
        }
    },
    new LocalSecondaryIndex
    {
        IndexName = "SettingsIndex",
        KeySchema = new List<KeySchemaElement>
        {
            // Hash key must match table hash key
            new KeySchemaElement { AttributeName = "Author", KeyType = "HASH" },
            // Secondary index on "Setting" attribute
            new KeySchemaElement { AttributeName = "Setting", KeyType = "RANGE" }
        },
        // Projection type is set to INCLUDE, the specified attributes + keys are returned
        Projection = new Projection
        {
            ProjectionType = "INCLUDE",
            NonKeyAttributes = new List<string>
            {
                "Pages", "Genres"
            }
        }
    }
};

// Define key attributes:
//  The key attributes "Author" and "Title" are string types.
//  The local secondary index attributes are "Year" (numerical) and "Setting" (string).
List<AttributeDefinition> definitions = new List<AttributeDefinition>
{
    new AttributeDefinition
    {
        AttributeName = "Author", AttributeType = "S"
    },
    new AttributeDefinition
    {
        AttributeName = "Title", AttributeType = "S"
    },
    new AttributeDefinition
    {
        AttributeName = "Year", AttributeType = "N"
    },
    new AttributeDefinition
    {
        AttributeName = "Setting", AttributeType = "S"
    }
};

// Define table throughput:
//  Table has capacity of 20 reads and 50 writes
ProvisionedThroughput throughput = new ProvisionedThroughput
{
    ReadCapacityUnits = 20,
    WriteCapacityUnits = 50
};

// Configure the CreateTable request
CreateTableRequest request = new CreateTableRequest
{
    TableName = "SampleTable",
    KeySchema = schema,
    ProvisionedThroughput = throughput,
    AttributeDefinitions = definitions,
    LocalSecondaryIndexes = indexes
};

// View new table properties
TableDescription tableDescription = client.CreateTable(request).CreateTableResult.TableDescription;
Console.WriteLine("Table name: {0}", tableDescription.TableName);
Console.WriteLine("Creation time: {0}", tableDescription.CreationDateTime);
Console.WriteLine("Item count: {0}", tableDescription.ItemCount);
Console.WriteLine("Table size (bytes): {0}", tableDescription.TableSizeBytes);
Console.WriteLine("Table status: {0}", tableDescription.TableStatus);

// List table key schema
List<KeySchemaElement> tableSchema = tableDescription.KeySchema;
for (int i = 0; i < tableSchema.Count; i++)
{
    KeySchemaElement element = tableSchema[i];
    Console.WriteLine("Key: Name = {0}, KeyType = {1}",
        element.AttributeName, element.KeyType);
}

// List attribute definitions
List<AttributeDefinition> attributeDefinitions = tableDescription.AttributeDefinitions;
for (int i = 0; i < attributeDefinitions.Count; i++)
{
    AttributeDefinition definition = attributeDefinitions[i];
    Console.WriteLine("Attribute: Name = {0}, Type = {1}",
        definition.AttributeName, definition.AttributeType);
}

Console.WriteLine("Throughput: Reads = {0}, Writes = {1}",
    tableDescription.ProvisionedThroughput.ReadCapacityUnits,
    tableDescription.ProvisionedThroughput.WriteCapacityUnits);
Exceptions

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