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


Searches a set of tables based on properties in the table metadata as well as on the parent database. You can search against text or filter conditions.

You can only get tables that you have access to based on the security policies defined in Lake Formation. You need at least a read-only access to the table for it to be returned. If you do not have access to all the columns in the table, these columns will not be searched against when returning the list of tables back to you. If you have access to the columns but not the data in the columns, those columns and the associated metadata for those columns will be included in the search.

Request Syntax

{ "CatalogId": "string", "Filters": [ { "Comparator": "string", "Key": "string", "Value": "string" } ], "MaxResults": number, "NextToken": "string", "SearchText": "string", "SortCriteria": [ { "FieldName": "string", "Sort": "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.


A unique identifier, consisting of account_id/datalake.

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 list of key-value pairs, and a comparator used to filter the search results. Returns all entities matching the predicate.

Type: Array of PropertyPredicate objects

Required: No


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


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

Type: String

Required: No


A string used for a text search.

Specifying a value in quotes filters based on an exact match to the value.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 1024.

Required: No


A list of criteria for sorting the results by a field name, in an ascending or descending order.

Type: Array of SortCriterion objects

Array Members: Minimum number of 0 items. Maximum number of 1 item.

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "NextToken": "string", "TableList": [ { "CreatedBy": "string", "CreateTime": number, "DatabaseName": "string", "Description": "string", "IsRegisteredWithLakeFormation": boolean, "LastAccessTime": number, "LastAnalyzedTime": number, "Name": "string", "Owner": "string", "Parameters": { "string" : "string" }, "PartitionKeys": [ { "Comment": "string", "Name": "string", "Parameters": { "string" : "string" }, "Type": "string" } ], "Retention": number, "StorageDescriptor": { "BucketColumns": [ "string" ], "Columns": [ { "Comment": "string", "Name": "string", "Parameters": { "string" : "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.


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

Type: String


A list of the requested Table objects. The SearchTables response returns only the tables that you have access to.

Type: Array of Table objects


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


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: