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search-tables

Description

Searches a set of tables based on properties in the table metadata as well as on the parent database. You can search against text or filter conditions.

You can only get tables that you have access to based on the security policies defined in Lake Formation. You need at least a read-only access to the table for it to be returned. If you do not have access to all the columns in the table, these columns will not be searched against when returning the list of tables back to you. If you have access to the columns but not the data in the columns, those columns and the associated metadata for those columns will be included in the search.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  search-tables
[--catalog-id <value>]
[--next-token <value>]
[--filters <value>]
[--search-text <value>]
[--sort-criteria <value>]
[--max-results <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--catalog-id (string)

A unique identifier, consisting of `` account_id /datalake`` .

--next-token (string)

A continuation token, included if this is a continuation call.

--filters (list)

A list of key-value pairs, and a comparator used to filter the search results. Returns all entities matching the predicate.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string,Comparator=string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "string",
    "Comparator": "EQUALS"|"GREATER_THAN"|"LESS_THAN"|"GREATER_THAN_EQUALS"|"LESS_THAN_EQUALS"
  }
  ...
]

--search-text (string)

A string used for a text search.

Specifying a value in quotes filters based on an exact match to the value.

--sort-criteria (list)

A list of criteria for sorting the results by a field name, in an ascending or descending order.

Shorthand Syntax:

FieldName=string,Sort=string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "FieldName": "string",
    "Sort": "ASC"|"DESC"
  }
  ...
]

--max-results (integer)

The maximum number of tables to return in a single response.

--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.

Output

NextToken -> (string)

A continuation token, present if the current list segment is not the last.

TableList -> (list)

A list of the requested Table objects. The SearchTables response returns only the tables that you have access to.

(structure)

Represents a collection of related data organized in columns and rows.

Name -> (string)

The table name. For Hive compatibility, this must be entirely lowercase.

DatabaseName -> (string)

The name of the database where the table metadata resides. For Hive compatibility, this must be all lowercase.

Description -> (string)

A description of the table.

Owner -> (string)

The owner of the table.

CreateTime -> (timestamp)

The time when the table definition was created in the Data Catalog.

UpdateTime -> (timestamp)

The last time that the table was updated.

LastAccessTime -> (timestamp)

The last time that the table was accessed. This is usually taken from HDFS, and might not be reliable.

LastAnalyzedTime -> (timestamp)

The last time that column statistics were computed for this table.

Retention -> (integer)

The retention time for this table.

StorageDescriptor -> (structure)

A storage descriptor containing information about the physical storage of this table.

Columns -> (list)

A list of the Columns in the table.

(structure)

A column in a Table .

Name -> (string)

The name of the Column .

Type -> (string)

The data type of the Column .

Comment -> (string)

A free-form text comment.

Parameters -> (map)

These key-value pairs define properties associated with the column.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

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)

The 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)

These key-value pairs define initialization parameters for the SerDe.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

BucketColumns -> (list)

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

(string)

SortColumns -> (list)

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

(structure)

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)

The user-supplied properties in key-value form.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

SkewedInfo -> (structure)

The information about values that appear frequently in a column (skewed values).

SkewedColumnNames -> (list)

A list of names of columns that contain skewed values.

(string)

SkewedColumnValues -> (list)

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

(string)

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.

PartitionKeys -> (list)

A list of columns by which the table is partitioned. Only primitive types are supported as partition keys.

When you create a table used by Amazon Athena, and you do not specify any partitionKeys , you must at least set the value of partitionKeys to an empty list. For example:

"PartitionKeys": []

(structure)

A column in a Table .

Name -> (string)

The name of the Column .

Type -> (string)

The data type of the Column .

Comment -> (string)

A free-form text comment.

Parameters -> (map)

These key-value pairs define properties associated with the column.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

ViewOriginalText -> (string)

If the table is a view, the original text of the view; otherwise null .

ViewExpandedText -> (string)

If the table is a view, the expanded text of the view; otherwise null .

TableType -> (string)

The type of this table (EXTERNAL_TABLE , VIRTUAL_VIEW , etc.).

Parameters -> (map)

These key-value pairs define properties associated with the table.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

CreatedBy -> (string)

The person or entity who created the table.

IsRegisteredWithLakeFormation -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the table has been registered with AWS Lake Formation.