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[ aws . dynamodb ]



Lists all global tables that have a replica in the specified Region.


This documentation is for version 2017.11.29 (Legacy) of global tables, which should be avoided for new global tables. Customers should use Global Tables version 2019.11.21 (Current) when possible, because it provides greater flexibility, higher efficiency, and consumes less write capacity than 2017.11.29 (Legacy).

To determine which version you're using, see Determining the global table version you are using . To update existing global tables from version 2017.11.29 (Legacy) to version 2019.11.21 (Current), see Upgrading global tables .

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--exclusive-start-global-table-name <value>]
[--limit <value>]
[--region-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>]


--exclusive-start-global-table-name (string)

The first global table name that this operation will evaluate.

--limit (integer)

The maximum number of table names to return, if the parameter is not specified DynamoDB defaults to 100.

If the number of global tables DynamoDB finds reaches this limit, it stops the operation and returns the table names collected up to that point, with a table name in the LastEvaluatedGlobalTableName to apply in a subsequent operation to the ExclusiveStartGlobalTableName parameter.

--region-name (string)

Lists the global tables in a specific Region.

--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 list existing DynamoDB global tables

The following list-global-tables example lists all of your existing global tables.

aws dynamodb list-global-tables


    "GlobalTables": [
            "GlobalTableName": "MusicCollection",
            "ReplicationGroup": [
                    "RegionName": "us-east-2"
                    "RegionName": "us-east-1"

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


GlobalTables -> (list)

List of global table names.


Represents the properties of a global table.

GlobalTableName -> (string)

The global table name.

ReplicationGroup -> (list)

The Regions where the global table has replicas.


Represents the properties of a replica.

RegionName -> (string)

The Region where the replica needs to be created.

LastEvaluatedGlobalTableName -> (string)

Last evaluated global table name.