[ aws . glue ]



Removes a table definition from the Data Catalog.


After completing this operation, you no longer have access to the table versions and partitions that belong to the deleted table. AWS Glue deletes these “orphaned” resources asynchronously in a timely manner, at the discretion of the service.

To ensure the immediate deletion of all related resources, before calling DeleteTable , use DeleteTableVersion or BatchDeleteTableVersion , and DeletePartition or BatchDeletePartition , to delete any resources that belong to the table.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--catalog-id (string)

The ID of the Data Catalog where the table resides. If none is provided, the AWS account ID is used by default.

--database-name (string)

The name of the catalog database in which the table resides. For Hive compatibility, this name is entirely lowercase.

--name (string)

The name of the table to be deleted. For Hive compatibility, this name is entirely lowercase.

--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.