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[ aws . dynamodb ]



Returns information about contributor insights for a given table or global secondary index.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--table-name <value>
[--index-name <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--table-name (string)

The name of the table to describe. You can also provide the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the table in this parameter.

--index-name (string)

The name of the global secondary index to describe, if applicable.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To view Contributor Insights settings for a DynamoDB table

The following describe-contributor-insights example displays the Contributor Insights settings for the MusicCollection table and the AlbumTitle-index global secondary index.

aws dynamodb describe-contributor-insights \
    --table-name MusicCollection \
    --index-name AlbumTitle-index


    "TableName": "MusicCollection",
    "IndexName": "AlbumTitle-index",
    "ContributorInsightsRuleList": [
    "ContributorInsightsStatus": "ENABLED",
    "LastUpdateDateTime": 1576629654.78

For more information, see Analyzing Data Access Using CloudWatch Contributor Insights for DynamoDB in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.


TableName -> (string)

The name of the table being described.

IndexName -> (string)

The name of the global secondary index being described.

ContributorInsightsRuleList -> (list)

List of names of the associated contributor insights rules.


ContributorInsightsStatus -> (string)

Current status of contributor insights.

LastUpdateDateTime -> (timestamp)

Timestamp of the last time the status was changed.

FailureException -> (structure)

Returns information about the last failure that was encountered.

The most common exceptions for a FAILED status are:

  • LimitExceededException - Per-account Amazon CloudWatch Contributor Insights rule limit reached. Please disable Contributor Insights for other tables/indexes OR disable Contributor Insights rules before retrying.
  • AccessDeniedException - Amazon CloudWatch Contributor Insights rules cannot be modified due to insufficient permissions.
  • AccessDeniedException - Failed to create service-linked role for Contributor Insights due to insufficient permissions.
  • InternalServerError - Failed to create Amazon CloudWatch Contributor Insights rules. Please retry request.

ExceptionName -> (string)

Exception name.

ExceptionDescription -> (string)

Description of the failure.