Table Of Contents

Feedback

User Guide

First time using the AWS CLI? See the User Guide for help getting started.

[ aws . dynamodb ]

describe-global-table

Description

Returns information about the specified global table.

Note

This method only applies to Version 2017.11.29 of global tables.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  describe-global-table
--global-table-name <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--global-table-name (string)

The name of the global table.

--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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

To display information about a DynamoDB global table

The following describe-global-table example displays details about the MusicCollection global table.

aws dynamodb describe-global-table \
    --global-table-name MusicCollection

Output:

{
    "GlobalTableDescription": {
        "ReplicationGroup": [
            {
                "RegionName": "us-east-2"
            },
            {
                "RegionName": "us-east-1"
            }
        ],
        "GlobalTableArn": "arn:aws:dynamodb::123456789012:global-table/MusicCollection",
        "CreationDateTime": 1576625818.532,
        "GlobalTableStatus": "ACTIVE",
        "GlobalTableName": "MusicCollection"
    }
}

For more information, see DynamoDB Global Tables in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.

Output

GlobalTableDescription -> (structure)

Contains the details of the global table.

ReplicationGroup -> (list)

The Regions where the global table has replicas.

(structure)

Contains the details of the replica.

RegionName -> (string)

The name of the Region.

ReplicaStatus -> (string)

The current state of the replica:

  • CREATING - The replica is being created.
  • UPDATING - The replica is being updated.
  • DELETING - The replica is being deleted.
  • ACTIVE - The replica is ready for use.

ReplicaStatusDescription -> (string)

Detailed information about the replica status.

ReplicaStatusPercentProgress -> (string)

Specifies the progress of a Create, Update, or Delete action on the replica as a percentage.

KMSMasterKeyId -> (string)

The AWS KMS customer master key (CMK) of the replica that will be used for AWS KMS encryption.

ProvisionedThroughputOverride -> (structure)

Replica-specific provisioned throughput. If not described, uses the source table's provisioned throughput settings.

ReadCapacityUnits -> (long)

Replica-specific read capacity units. If not specified, uses the source table's read capacity settings.

GlobalSecondaryIndexes -> (list)

Replica-specific global secondary index settings.

(structure)

Represents the properties of a replica global secondary index.

IndexName -> (string)

The name of the global secondary index.

ProvisionedThroughputOverride -> (structure)

If not described, uses the source table GSI's read capacity settings.

ReadCapacityUnits -> (long)

Replica-specific read capacity units. If not specified, uses the source table's read capacity settings.

GlobalTableArn -> (string)

The unique identifier of the global table.

CreationDateTime -> (timestamp)

The creation time of the global table.

GlobalTableStatus -> (string)

The current state of the global table:

  • CREATING - The global table is being created.
  • UPDATING - The global table is being updated.
  • DELETING - The global table is being deleted.
  • ACTIVE - The global table is ready for use.

GlobalTableName -> (string)

The global table name.