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

GetTables

Retrieves the definitions of some or all of the tables in a given Database.

Request Syntax

{ "CatalogId": "string", "DatabaseName": "string", "Expression": "string", "MaxResults": number, "NextToken": "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.

CatalogId

The ID of the Data Catalog where the tables reside. 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

DatabaseName

The database in the catalog whose tables to list. For Hive compatibility, this name is entirely lowercase.

Type: String

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

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

Required: Yes

Expression

A regular expression pattern. If present, only those tables whose names match the pattern are returned.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 2048.

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

Required: No

MaxResults

The maximum number of tables to return in a single response.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 1000.

Required: No

NextToken

A continuation token, included if this is a continuation call.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "NextToken": "string", "TableList": [ { "CreatedBy": "string", "CreateTime": number, "DatabaseName": "string", "Description": "string", "LastAccessTime": number, "LastAnalyzedTime": number, "Name": "string", "Owner": "string", "Parameters": { "string" : "string" }, "PartitionKeys": [ { "Comment": "string", "Name": "string", "Type": "string" } ], "Retention": number, "StorageDescriptor": { "BucketColumns": [ "string" ], "Columns": [ { "Comment": "string", "Name": "string", "Type": "string" } ], "Compressed": boolean, "InputFormat": "string", "Location": "string", "NumberOfBuckets": number, "OutputFormat": "string", "Parameters": { "string" : "string" }, "SerdeInfo": { "Name": "string", "Parameters": { "string" : "string" }, "SerializationLibrary": "string" }, "SkewedInfo": { "SkewedColumnNames": [ "string" ], "SkewedColumnValueLocationMaps": { "string" : "string" }, "SkewedColumnValues": [ "string" ] }, "SortColumns": [ { "Column": "string", "SortOrder": number } ], "StoredAsSubDirectories": boolean }, "TableType": "string", "UpdateTime": number, "ViewExpandedText": "string", "ViewOriginalText": "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.

NextToken

A continuation token, present if the current list segment is not the last.

Type: String

TableList

A list of the requested Table objects.

Type: Array of Table objects

Errors

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

EntityNotFoundException

A specified entity does not exist

HTTP Status Code: 400

GlueEncryptionException

An encryption operation failed.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InternalServiceException

An internal service error occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500

InvalidInputException

The input provided was not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400

OperationTimeoutException

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: