[ aws . dynamodb ]



Lists all global tables that have a replica in the specified Region.


This operation only applies to Version 2017.11.29 of global tables.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


[--exclusive-start-global-table-name <value>]
[--limit <value>]
[--region-name <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--exclusive-start-global-table-name (string)

The first global table name that this operation will evaluate.

--limit (integer)

The maximum number of table names to return, if the parameter is not specified DynamoDB defaults to 100.

If the number of global tables DynamoDB finds reaches this limit, it stops the operation and returns the table names collected up to that point, with a table name in the LastEvaluatedGlobalTableName to apply in a subsequent operation to the ExclusiveStartGlobalTableName parameter.

--region-name (string)

Lists the global tables in a specific Region.

--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 list existing DynamoDB global tables

The following list-global-tables example lists all of your existing global tables.

aws dynamodb list-global-tables


    "GlobalTables": [
            "GlobalTableName": "MusicCollection",
            "ReplicationGroup": [
                    "RegionName": "us-east-2"
                    "RegionName": "us-east-1"

For more information, see DynamoDB Global Tables in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.


GlobalTables -> (list)

List of global table names.


Represents the properties of a global table.

GlobalTableName -> (string)

The global table name.

ReplicationGroup -> (list)

The Regions where the global table has replicas.


Represents the properties of a replica.

RegionName -> (string)

The Region where the replica needs to be created.

LastEvaluatedGlobalTableName -> (string)

Last evaluated global table name.