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Web API Reference (API Version 2017-03-31)


Creates a new database in a Data Catalog.

Request Syntax

{ "CatalogId": "string", "DatabaseInput": { "Description": "string", "LocationUri": "string", "Name": "string", "Parameters": { "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 supplied, 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


A DatabaseInput object defining the metadata database to create in the catalog.

Type: DatabaseInput object

Required: Yes

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


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: