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[ aws . dynamodb ]

list-tables

Description

Returns an array of table names associated with the current account and endpoint. The output from ListTables is paginated, with each page returning a maximum of 100 table names.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

list-tables is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: TableNames

Synopsis

  list-tables
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--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.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command's output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command's output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--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

Example 1: To list tables

The following list-tables example lists all of the tables associated with the current AWS account and Region.

aws dynamodb list-tables

Output:

{
    "TableNames": [
        "Forum",
        "ProductCatalog",
        "Reply",
        "Thread"
    ]
}

For more information, see Listing Table Names in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.

Example 2: To limit page size

The following example returns a list of all existing tables, but retrieves only one item in each call, performing multiple calls if necessary to get the entire list. Limiting the page size is useful when running list commands on a large number of resources, which can result in a "timed out" error when using the default page size of 1000.

aws dynamodb list-tables \
    --page-size 1

Output:

{
    "TableNames": [
        "Forum",
        "ProductCatalog",
        "Reply",
        "Thread"
    ]
}

For more information, see Listing Table Names in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.

Example 3: To limit the number of items returned

The following example limits the number of items returned to 2. The response includes a NextToken value with which to retrieve the next page of results.

aws dynamodb list-tables \
    --max-items 2

Output:

{
    "TableNames": [
        "Forum",
        "ProductCatalog"
    ],
    "NextToken": "abCDeFGhiJKlmnOPqrSTuvwxYZ1aBCdEFghijK7LM51nOpqRSTuv3WxY3ZabC5dEFGhI2Jk3LmnoPQ6RST9"
}

For more information, see Listing Table Names in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.

Example 4: To retrieve the next page of results

The following command uses the NextToken value from a previous call to the list-tables command to retrieve another page of results. Since the response in this case does not include a NextToken value, we know that we have reached the end of the results.

aws dynamodb list-tables \
    --starting-token abCDeFGhiJKlmnOPqrSTuvwxYZ1aBCdEFghijK7LM51nOpqRSTuv3WxY3ZabC5dEFGhI2Jk3LmnoPQ6RST9

Output:

{
    "TableNames": [
        "Reply",
        "Thread"
    ]
}

For more information, see Listing Table Names in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.

Output

TableNames -> (list)

The names of the tables associated with the current account at the current endpoint. The maximum size of this array is 100.

If LastEvaluatedTableName also appears in the output, you can use this value as the ExclusiveStartTableName parameter in a subsequent ListTables request and obtain the next page of results.

(string)

LastEvaluatedTableName -> (string)

The name of the last table in the current page of results. Use this value as the ExclusiveStartTableName in a new request to obtain the next page of results, until all the table names are returned.

If you do not receive a LastEvaluatedTableName value in the response, this means that there are no more table names to be retrieved.