ListGlobalTables - Amazon DynamoDB
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Lists all global tables that have a replica in the specified Region.


This operation only applies to Version 2017.11.29 (Legacy) of global tables. We recommend using Version 2019.11.21 (Current) when creating new global tables, as it provides greater flexibility, higher efficiency and consumes less write capacity than 2017.11.29 (Legacy). To determine which version you are using, see Determining the version. To update existing global tables from version 2017.11.29 (Legacy) to version 2019.11.21 (Current), see Updating global tables.

Request Syntax

{ "ExclusiveStartGlobalTableName": "string", "Limit": number, "RegionName": "string" }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


In the following list, the required parameters are described first.


The first global table name that this operation will evaluate.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 3. Maximum length of 255.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9_.-]+

Required: No


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.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1.

Required: No


Lists the global tables in a specific Region.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "GlobalTables": [ { "GlobalTableName": "string", "ReplicationGroup": [ { "RegionName": "string" } ] } ], "LastEvaluatedGlobalTableName": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


List of global table names.

Type: Array of GlobalTable objects


Last evaluated global table name.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 3. Maximum length of 255.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9_.-]+


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


An error occurred on the server side.

HTTP Status Code: 500

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: