AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates a global table from an existing table. A global table creates a replication relationship between two or more DynamoDB tables with the same table name in the provided regions.

If you want to add a new replica table to a global table, each of the following conditions must be true:

If global secondary indexes are specified, then the following conditions must also be met:

Write capacity settings should be set consistently across your replica tables and secondary indexes. DynamoDB strongly recommends enabling auto scaling to manage the write capacity settings for all of your global tables replicas and indexes.

If you prefer to manage write capacity settings manually, you should provision equal replicated write capacity units to your replica tables. You should also provision equal replicated write capacity units to matching secondary indexes across your global table.


For .NET Core, PCL and Unity this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to CreateGlobalTableAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.DynamoDBv2
Assembly: AWSSDK.DynamoDBv2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual CreateGlobalTableResponse CreateGlobalTable(
         CreateGlobalTableRequest request
Type: Amazon.DynamoDBv2.Model.CreateGlobalTableRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateGlobalTable service method.

Return Value
The response from the CreateGlobalTable service method, as returned by DynamoDB.


GlobalTableAlreadyExistsException The specified global table already exists.
InternalServerErrorException An error occurred on the server side.
LimitExceededException There is no limit to the number of daily on-demand backups that can be taken. Up to 10 simultaneous table operations are allowed per account. These operations include CreateTable, UpdateTable, DeleteTable,UpdateTimeToLive, RestoreTableFromBackup, and RestoreTableToPointInTime. For tables with secondary indexes, only one of those tables can be in the CREATING state at any point in time. Do not attempt to create more than one such table simultaneously. The total limit of tables in the ACTIVE state is 250.
TableNotFoundException A source table with the name TableName does not currently exist within the subscriber's account.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

Supported Versions: 4.6 and above
Supported Platforms: Android, iOS, Standalone

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