CreateDatabase - AWS Glue


Creates a new database in a Data Catalog.

Request Syntax

{ "CatalogId": "string", "DatabaseInput": { "CreateTableDefaultPermissions": [ { "Permissions": [ "string" ], "Principal": { "DataLakePrincipalIdentifier": "string" } } ], "Description": "string", "LocationUri": "string", "Name": "string", "Parameters": { "string" : "string" }, "TargetDatabase": { "CatalogId": "string", "DatabaseName": "string" } }, "Tags": { "string" : "string" } }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The ID of the Data Catalog in which to create the database. If none is provided, the AWS account ID is used by default.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Pattern: [\u0020-\uD7FF\uE000-\uFFFD\uD800\uDC00-\uDBFF\uDFFF\t]*

Required: No


The metadata for the database.

Type: DatabaseInput object

Required: Yes


The tags you assign to the database.

Type: String to string map

Map Entries: Minimum number of 0 items. Maximum number of 50 items.

Key Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Value Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 256.

Required: No

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


A resource to be created or added already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Two processes are trying to modify a resource simultaneously.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An encryption operation failed.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An internal service error occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The input provided was not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The operation timed out.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A resource numerical limit was exceeded.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: