GetDatabases - AWS Glue


Retrieves all databases defined in a given Data Catalog.

Request Syntax

{ "CatalogId": "string", "MaxResults": number, "NextToken": "string", "ResourceShareType": "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 from which to retrieve Databases. 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 maximum number of databases to return in one response.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 100.

Required: No


A continuation token, if this is a continuation call.

Type: String

Required: No


Allows you to specify that you want to list the databases shared with your account. The allowable values are FEDERATED, FOREIGN or ALL.

  • If set to FEDERATED, will list the federated databases (referencing an external entity) shared with your account.

  • If set to FOREIGN, will list the databases shared with your account.

  • If set to ALL, will list the databases shared with your account, as well as the databases in yor local account.

Type: String


Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "DatabaseList": [ { "CatalogId": "string", "CreateTableDefaultPermissions": [ { "Permissions": [ "string" ], "Principal": { "DataLakePrincipalIdentifier": "string" } } ], "CreateTime": number, "Description": "string", "FederatedDatabase": { "ConnectionName": "string", "Identifier": "string" }, "LocationUri": "string", "Name": "string", "Parameters": { "string" : "string" }, "TargetDatabase": { "CatalogId": "string", "DatabaseName": "string", "Region": "string" } } ], "NextToken": "string" }

Response Elements

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

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


A list of Database objects from the specified catalog.

Type: Array of Database objects


A continuation token for paginating the returned list of tokens, returned if the current segment of the list is not the last.

Type: String


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


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

See Also

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