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Use DeleteTable with an AWS SDK or CLI

The following code examples show how to use DeleteTable.

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.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.

Bash
AWS CLI with Bash script
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############################################################################### # function dynamodb_delete_table # # This function deletes a DynamoDB table. # # Parameters: # -n table_name -- The name of the table to delete. # # Returns: # 0 - If successful. # 1 - If it fails. ############################################################################### function dynamodb_delete_table() { local table_name response local option OPTARG # Required to use getopts command in a function. # bashsupport disable=BP5008 function usage() { echo "function dynamodb_delete_table" echo "Deletes an Amazon DynamoDB table." echo " -n table_name -- The name of the table to delete." echo "" } # Retrieve the calling parameters. while getopts "n:h" option; do case "${option}" in n) table_name="${OPTARG}" ;; h) usage return 0 ;; \?) echo "Invalid parameter" usage return 1 ;; esac done export OPTIND=1 if [[ -z "$table_name" ]]; then errecho "ERROR: You must provide a table name with the -n parameter." usage return 1 fi iecho "Parameters:\n" iecho " table_name: $table_name" iecho "" response=$(aws dynamodb delete-table \ --table-name "$table_name") local error_code=${?} if [[ $error_code -ne 0 ]]; then aws_cli_error_log $error_code errecho "ERROR: AWS reports delete-table operation failed.$response" return 1 fi return 0 }

The utility functions used in this example.

############################################################################### # function iecho # # This function enables the script to display the specified text only if # the global variable $VERBOSE is set to true. ############################################################################### function iecho() { if [[ $VERBOSE == true ]]; then echo "$@" fi } ############################################################################### # function errecho # # This function outputs everything sent to it to STDERR (standard error output). ############################################################################### function errecho() { printf "%s\n" "$*" 1>&2 } ############################################################################## # function aws_cli_error_log() # # This function is used to log the error messages from the AWS CLI. # # See https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/topic/return-codes.html#cli-aws-help-return-codes. # # The function expects the following argument: # $1 - The error code returned by the AWS CLI. # # Returns: # 0: - Success. # ############################################################################## function aws_cli_error_log() { local err_code=$1 errecho "Error code : $err_code" if [ "$err_code" == 1 ]; then errecho " One or more S3 transfers failed." elif [ "$err_code" == 2 ]; then errecho " Command line failed to parse." elif [ "$err_code" == 130 ]; then errecho " Process received SIGINT." elif [ "$err_code" == 252 ]; then errecho " Command syntax invalid." elif [ "$err_code" == 253 ]; then errecho " The system environment or configuration was invalid." elif [ "$err_code" == 254 ]; then errecho " The service returned an error." elif [ "$err_code" == 255 ]; then errecho " 255 is a catch-all error." fi return 0 }
  • For API details, see DeleteTable in AWS CLI Command 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.

CLI
AWS CLI

To delete a table

The following delete-table example deletes the MusicCollection table.

aws dynamodb delete-table \ --table-name MusicCollection

Output:

{ "TableDescription": { "TableStatus": "DELETING", "TableSizeBytes": 0, "ItemCount": 0, "TableName": "MusicCollection", "ProvisionedThroughput": { "NumberOfDecreasesToday": 0, "WriteCapacityUnits": 5, "ReadCapacityUnits": 5 } } }

For more information, see Deleting a Table in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.

  • For API details, see DeleteTable in AWS CLI Command 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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import software.amazon.awssdk.regions.Region; import software.amazon.awssdk.services.dynamodb.model.DynamoDbException; import software.amazon.awssdk.services.dynamodb.DynamoDbClient; import software.amazon.awssdk.services.dynamodb.model.DeleteTableRequest; /** * Before running this Java V2 code example, set up your development * environment, including your credentials. * * For more information, see the following documentation topic: * * https://docs.aws.amazon.com/sdk-for-java/latest/developer-guide/get-started.html */ public class DeleteTable { public static void main(String[] args) { final String usage = """ Usage: <tableName> Where: tableName - The Amazon DynamoDB table to delete (for example, Music3). **Warning** This program will delete the table that you specify! """; if (args.length != 1) { System.out.println(usage); System.exit(1); } String tableName = args[0]; System.out.format("Deleting the Amazon DynamoDB table %s...\n", tableName); Region region = Region.US_EAST_1; DynamoDbClient ddb = DynamoDbClient.builder() .region(region) .build(); deleteDynamoDBTable(ddb, tableName); ddb.close(); } 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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import { DeleteTableCommand, DynamoDBClient } from "@aws-sdk/client-dynamodb"; const client = new DynamoDBClient({}); export const main = async () => { const command = new DeleteTableCommand({ TableName: "DecafCoffees", }); const response = await client.send(command); console.log(response); return response; };
  • 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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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.

PowerShell
Tools for PowerShell

Example 1: Deletes the specified table. You are prompted for confirmation before the operation proceeds.

Remove-DDBTable -TableName "myTable"

Example 2: Deletes the specified table. You are not prompted for confirmation before the operation proceeds.

Remove-DDBTable -TableName "myTable" -Force
  • For API details, see DeleteTable in AWS Tools for PowerShell Cmdlet 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 # The table variable is set during the scenario in the call to # 'exists' if the table exists. Otherwise, it is set by 'create_table'. 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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# Encapsulates an Amazon DynamoDB table of movie data. class Scaffold attr_reader :dynamo_resource attr_reader :table_name attr_reader :table def initialize(table_name) client = Aws::DynamoDB::Client.new(region: "us-east-1") @dynamo_resource = Aws::DynamoDB::Resource.new(client: client) @table_name = table_name @table = nil @logger = Logger.new($stdout) @logger.level = Logger::DEBUG end # Deletes the table. def delete_table @table.delete @table = nil rescue Aws::DynamoDB::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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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.

SAP ABAP
SDK for SAP ABAP
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TRY. lo_dyn->deletetable( iv_tablename = iv_table_name ). " Wait till the table is actually deleted. lo_dyn->get_waiter( )->tablenotexists( iv_max_wait_time = 200 iv_tablename = iv_table_name ). MESSAGE 'Table ' && iv_table_name && ' deleted.' TYPE 'I'. CATCH /aws1/cx_dynresourcenotfoundex. MESSAGE 'The table ' && iv_table_name && ' does not exist' TYPE 'E'. CATCH /aws1/cx_dynresourceinuseex. MESSAGE 'The table cannot be deleted since it is in use' TYPE 'E'. ENDTRY.
  • For API details, see DeleteTable in AWS SDK for SAP ABAP API reference.

Swift
SDK for Swift
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This is prerelease documentation for an SDK in preview release. It is subject to change.

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/// /// Deletes the table from Amazon DynamoDB. /// func deleteTable() async throws { guard let client = self.ddbClient else { throw MoviesError.UninitializedClient } let input = DeleteTableInput( tableName: self.tableName ) _ = try await client.deleteTable(input: input) }
  • For API details, see DeleteTable in AWS SDK for Swift API reference.