Delete a DynamoDB table using an AWS SDK - AWS SDK Code Examples

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Delete a DynamoDB table using an AWS SDK

The following code examples show how to delete a DynamoDB table.

.NET
AWS SDK for .NET
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public static async Task<bool> DeleteTableAsync(AmazonDynamoDBClient client, string tableName) { var request = new DeleteTableRequest { TableName = tableName, }; var response = await client.DeleteTableAsync(request); if (response.HttpStatusCode == System.Net.HttpStatusCode.OK) { Console.WriteLine($"Table {response.TableDescription.TableName} successfully deleted."); return true; } else { Console.WriteLine("Could not delete table."); return false; } }
  • For API details, see DeleteTable in AWS SDK for .NET API Reference.

C++
SDK for C++
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//! Delete an Amazon DynamoDB table. /*! \sa deleteTable() \param tableName: The DynamoDB table name. \param clientConfiguration: AWS client configuration. \return bool: Function succeeded. */ bool AwsDoc::DynamoDB::deleteTable(const Aws::String &tableName, const Aws::Client::ClientConfiguration &clientConfiguration) { Aws::DynamoDB::DynamoDBClient dynamoClient(clientConfiguration); Aws::DynamoDB::Model::DeleteTableRequest request; request.SetTableName(tableName); const Aws::DynamoDB::Model::DeleteTableOutcome &result = dynamoClient.DeleteTable( request); if (result.IsSuccess()) { std::cout << "Your table \"" << result.GetResult().GetTableDescription().GetTableName() << " was deleted.\n"; } else { std::cerr << "Failed to delete table: " << result.GetError().GetMessage() << std::endl; } return result.IsSuccess(); }
  • For API details, see DeleteTable in AWS SDK for C++ API Reference.

Go
SDK for Go V2
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// TableBasics encapsulates the Amazon DynamoDB service actions used in the examples. // It contains a DynamoDB service client that is used to act on the specified table. type TableBasics struct { DynamoDbClient *dynamodb.Client TableName string } // DeleteTable deletes the DynamoDB table and all of its data. func (basics TableBasics) DeleteTable() error { _, err := basics.DynamoDbClient.DeleteTable(context.TODO(), &dynamodb.DeleteTableInput{ TableName: aws.String(basics.TableName)}) if err != nil { log.Printf("Couldn't delete table %v. Here's why: %v\n", basics.TableName, err) } return err }
  • For API details, see DeleteTable in AWS SDK for Go API Reference.

Java
SDK for Java 2.x
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public static void deleteDynamoDBTable(DynamoDbClient ddb, String tableName) { DeleteTableRequest request = DeleteTableRequest.builder() .tableName(tableName) .build(); try { ddb.deleteTable(request); } catch (DynamoDbException e) { System.err.println(e.getMessage()); System.exit(1); } System.out.println(tableName +" was successfully deleted!"); }
  • For API details, see DeleteTable in AWS SDK for Java 2.x API Reference.

JavaScript
SDK for JavaScript V3
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Create the client.

// Create the DynamoDB service client module using ES6 syntax. import { DynamoDBClient } from "@aws-sdk/client-dynamodb"; import { DEFAULT_REGION } from "../../../../libs/utils/util-aws-sdk.js"; // Create an Amazon DynamoDB service client object. export const ddbClient = new DynamoDBClient({ region: DEFAULT_REGION });

Delete the table.

// Import required AWS SDK clients and commands for Node.js import { DeleteTableCommand } from "@aws-sdk/client-dynamodb"; import { ddbClient } from "./libs/ddbClient.js"; // Set the parameters export const params = { TableName: "CUSTOMER_LIST_NEW", }; export const run = async () => { try { const data = await ddbClient.send(new DeleteTableCommand(params)); console.log("Success, table deleted", data); return data; } catch (err) { console.log("Error", err); } }; run();
  • For API details, see DeleteTable in AWS SDK for JavaScript API Reference.

SDK for JavaScript V2
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// Load the AWS SDK for Node.js var AWS = require('aws-sdk'); // Set the region AWS.config.update({region: 'REGION'}); // Create the DynamoDB service object var ddb = new AWS.DynamoDB({apiVersion: '2012-08-10'}); var params = { TableName: process.argv[2] }; // Call DynamoDB to delete the specified table ddb.deleteTable(params, function(err, data) { if (err && err.code === 'ResourceNotFoundException') { console.log("Error: Table not found"); } else if (err && err.code === 'ResourceInUseException') { console.log("Error: Table in use"); } else { console.log("Success", data); } });
Kotlin
SDK for Kotlin
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This is prerelease documentation for a feature in preview release. It is subject to change.

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suspend fun deleteDynamoDBTable(tableNameVal: String) { val request = DeleteTableRequest { tableName = tableNameVal } DynamoDbClient { region = "us-east-1" }.use { ddb -> ddb.deleteTable(request) println("$tableNameVal was deleted") } }
  • For API details, see DeleteTable in AWS SDK for Kotlin API reference.

PHP
SDK for PHP
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public function deleteTable(string $TableName) { $this->customWaiter(function () use ($TableName) { return $this->dynamoDbClient->deleteTable([ 'TableName' => $TableName, ]); }); }
  • For API details, see DeleteTable in AWS SDK for PHP API Reference.

Python
SDK for Python (Boto3)
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class Movies: """Encapsulates an Amazon DynamoDB table of movie data.""" def __init__(self, dyn_resource): """ :param dyn_resource: A Boto3 DynamoDB resource. """ self.dyn_resource = dyn_resource self.table = None def delete_table(self): """ Deletes the table. """ try: self.table.delete() self.table = None except ClientError as err: logger.error( "Couldn't delete table. Here's why: %s: %s", err.response['Error']['Code'], err.response['Error']['Message']) raise
  • For API details, see DeleteTable in AWS SDK for Python (Boto3) API Reference.

Ruby
SDK for Ruby
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# Deletes the table. def delete_table @table.delete @table = nil rescue Aws::Errors::ServiceError => e puts("Couldn't delete table. Here's why:") puts("\t#{e.code}: #{e.message}") raise end
  • For API details, see DeleteTable in AWS SDK for Ruby API Reference.

Rust
SDK for Rust
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This documentation is for an SDK in preview release. The SDK is subject to change and should not be used in production.

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pub async fn delete_table(client: &Client, table: &str) -> Result<DeleteTableOutput, Error> { let resp = client.delete_table().table_name(table).send().await; match resp { Ok(out) => { println!("Deleted table"); Ok(out) } Err(e) => Err(Error::Unhandled(e.into())), } }
  • For API details, see DeleteTable in AWS SDK for Rust API reference.