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Retrieves information about a specified partition.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--catalog-id <value>]
--database-name <value>
--table-name <value>
--partition-values <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--catalog-id (string)

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

--database-name (string)

The name of the catalog database where the partition resides.

--table-name (string)

The name of the partition's table.

--partition-values (list)

The values that define the partition.


"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.

--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.


Partition -> (structure)

The requested information, in the form of a Partition object.

Values -> (list)

The values of the partition.


DatabaseName -> (string)

The name of the catalog database where the table in question is located.

TableName -> (string)

The name of the table in question.

CreationTime -> (timestamp)

The time at which the partition was created.

LastAccessTime -> (timestamp)

The last time at which the partition was accessed.

StorageDescriptor -> (structure)

Provides information about the physical location where the partition is stored.

Columns -> (list)

A list of the Columns in the table.


A column in a Table .

Name -> (string)

The name of the Column .

Type -> (string)

The datatype of data in the Column .

Comment -> (string)

Free-form text comment.

Location -> (string)

The physical location of the table. By default this takes the form of the warehouse location, followed by the database location in the warehouse, followed by the table name.

InputFormat -> (string)

The input format: SequenceFileInputFormat (binary), or TextInputFormat , or a custom format.

OutputFormat -> (string)

The output format: SequenceFileOutputFormat (binary), or IgnoreKeyTextOutputFormat , or a custom format.

Compressed -> (boolean)

True if the data in the table is compressed, or False if not.

NumberOfBuckets -> (integer)

Must be specified if the table contains any dimension columns.

SerdeInfo -> (structure)

Serialization/deserialization (SerDe) information.

Name -> (string)

Name of the SerDe.

SerializationLibrary -> (string)

Usually the class that implements the SerDe. An example is: org.apache.hadoop.hive.serde2.columnar.ColumnarSerDe .

Parameters -> (map)

A list of initialization parameters for the SerDe, in key-value form.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

BucketColumns -> (list)

A list of reducer grouping columns, clustering columns, and bucketing columns in the table.


SortColumns -> (list)

A list specifying the sort order of each bucket in the table.


Specifies the sort order of a sorted column.

Column -> (string)

The name of the column.

SortOrder -> (integer)

Indicates that the column is sorted in ascending order (== 1 ), or in descending order (==0 ).

Parameters -> (map)

User-supplied properties in key-value form.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

SkewedInfo -> (structure)

Information about values that appear very frequently in a column (skewed values).

SkewedColumnNames -> (list)

A list of names of columns that contain skewed values.


SkewedColumnValues -> (list)

A list of values that appear so frequently as to be considered skewed.


SkewedColumnValueLocationMaps -> (map)

A mapping of skewed values to the columns that contain them.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

StoredAsSubDirectories -> (boolean)

True if the table data is stored in subdirectories, or False if not.

Parameters -> (map)

Partition parameters, in the form of a list of key-value pairs.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

LastAnalyzedTime -> (timestamp)

The last time at which column statistics were computed for this partition.