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[ aws . glue ]



Deletes multiple tables at once.


After completing this operation, you will no longer have access to the table versions and partitions that belong to the deleted table. AWS Glue deletes these "orphaned" resources asynchronously in a timely manner, at the discretion of the service.

To ensure immediate deletion of all related resources, before calling BatchDeleteTable , use DeleteTableVersion or BatchDeleteTableVersion , and DeletePartition or BatchDeletePartition , to delete any resources that belong to the table.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--catalog-id <value>]
--database-name <value>
--tables-to-delete <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--catalog-id (string)

The ID of the Data Catalog where the table resides. If none is supplied, the AWS account ID is used by default.

--database-name (string)

The name of the catalog database where the tables to delete reside. For Hive compatibility, this name is entirely lowercase.

--tables-to-delete (list)

A list of the table to delete.


"string" "string" ...

--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.


Errors -> (list)

A list of errors encountered in attempting to delete the specified tables.


An error record for table operations.

TableName -> (string)

Name of the table. For Hive compatibility, this must be entirely lowercase.

ErrorDetail -> (structure)

Detail about the error.

ErrorCode -> (string)

The code associated with this error.

ErrorMessage -> (string)

A message describing the error.