AWS SDK for .NET Documentation
CreateTable Method (createTableRequest)
AmazonAmazon.DynamoDBAmazonDynamoDBCreateTable(CreateTableRequest) Did this page help you?   Yes   No    Tell us about it...

Adds a new table to your account.

The table name must be unique among those associated with the AWS Account issuing the request, and the AWS Region that receives the request (e.g. us-east-1 ).

The CreateTable operation triggers an asynchronous workflow to begin creating the table. Amazon DynamoDB immediately returns the state of the table ( CREATING ) until the table is in the ACTIVE state. Once the table is in the ACTIVE state, you can perform data plane operations.

Declaration Syntax
CreateTableResponse CreateTable(
	CreateTableRequest createTableRequest
createTableRequest (CreateTableRequest)
Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateTable service method on AmazonDynamoDB.
Return Value
The response from the CreateTable service method, as returned by AmazonDynamoDB.

This example shows how to create a new table with a single hash-key component.

CopyCreateTable sample
// Create a client
AmazonDynamoDBClient client = new AmazonDynamoDBClient();

// Define table schema:
//  Table has string hash- and range-keys.
KeySchema schema = new KeySchema
    HashKeyElement = new KeySchemaElement
        AttributeName = "Author", AttributeType = "S"
    RangeKeyElement = new KeySchemaElement
        AttributeName = "Title", AttributeType = "S"

// Define table throughput:
//  Table has capacity of 20 reads and 50 writes
ProvisionedThroughput throughput = new ProvisionedThroughput
    ReadCapacityUnits = 20,
    WriteCapacityUnits = 50

// Configure the CreateTable request
CreateTableRequest request = new CreateTableRequest
    TableName = "SampleTable",
    KeySchema = schema,
    ProvisionedThroughput = throughput

// View new table properties
TableDescription tableDescription = client.CreateTable(request).CreateTableResult.TableDescription;
Console.WriteLine("Table name: {0}", tableDescription.TableName);
Console.WriteLine("Creation time: {0}", tableDescription.CreationDateTime);
Console.WriteLine("Item count: {0}", tableDescription.ItemCount);
Console.WriteLine("Table size (bytes): {0}", tableDescription.TableSizeBytes);
Console.WriteLine("Table status: {0}", tableDescription.TableStatus);
KeySchema tableSchema = tableDescription.KeySchema;
Console.WriteLine("Hash-key: Name = {0}, Type = {1}",
    tableSchema.HashKeyElement.AttributeName, tableSchema.HashKeyElement.AttributeType);
Console.WriteLine("Range-key: Name = {0}, Type = {1}",
    tableSchema.RangeKeyElement.AttributeName, tableSchema.RangeKeyElement.AttributeType);
Console.WriteLine("Throughput: Reads = {0}, Writes = {1}",

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