[ aws . dynamodb ]



Gives a description of the Time to Live (TTL) status on the specified table.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--table-name <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--table-name (string)

The name of the table to be described.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To view Time to Live settings for a table

The following describe-time-to-live example displays Time to Live settings for the MusicCollection table.

aws dynamodb describe-time-to-live \
    --table-name MusicCollection


    "TimeToLiveDescription": {
        "TimeToLiveStatus": "ENABLED",
        "AttributeName": "ttl"

For more information, see Time to Live in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.


TimeToLiveDescription -> (structure)

TimeToLiveStatus -> (string)

The TTL status for the table.

AttributeName -> (string)

The name of the TTL attribute for items in the table.