AWS SDK for .NET Documentation
DescribeTable Method (describeTableRequest)
AmazonAmazon.DynamoDBv2AmazonDynamoDBDescribeTable(DescribeTableRequest) Did this page help you?   Yes   No    Tell us about it...

Returns information about the table, including the current status of the table, when it was created, the primary key schema, and any indexes on the table.

Declaration Syntax
DescribeTableResponse DescribeTable(
	DescribeTableRequest describeTableRequest
describeTableRequest (DescribeTableRequest)
Container for the necessary parameters to execute the DescribeTable service method on AmazonDynamoDBv2.
Return Value
The response from the DescribeTable service method, as returned by AmazonDynamoDBv2.

This example shows how to get a description for an existing table.

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

// Create DescribeTable request
DescribeTableRequest request = new DescribeTableRequest
    TableName = "SampleTable"

// Issue DescribeTable request and retrieve the table description
TableDescription tableDescription = client.DescribeTable(request).DescribeTableResult.Table;

// View new table properties
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);
// List table key schema
List<KeySchemaElement> tableSchema = tableDescription.KeySchema;
for (int i = 0; i < tableSchema.Count; i++)
    KeySchemaElement element = tableSchema[i];
    Console.WriteLine("Key: Name = {0}, KeyType = {1}",
        element.AttributeName, element.KeyType);

// List attribute definitions
List<AttributeDefinition> attributeDefinitions = tableDescription.AttributeDefinitions;
for (int i = 0; i < attributeDefinitions.Count; i++)
    AttributeDefinition definition = attributeDefinitions[i];
    Console.WriteLine("Attribute: Name = {0}, Type = {1}",
        definition.AttributeName, definition.AttributeType);
Console.WriteLine("Throughput: Reads = {0}, Writes = {1}",

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