Use GetDatabases with an Amazon SDK or CLI - Amazon Glue
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Use GetDatabases with an Amazon SDK or CLI

The following code examples show how to use GetDatabases.

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Amazon CLI

To list the definitions of some or all of the databases in the Amazon Glue Data Catalog

The following get-databases example returns information about the databases in the Data Catalog.

aws glue get-databases


{ "DatabaseList": [ { "Name": "default", "Description": "Default Hive database", "LocationUri": "file:/spark-warehouse", "CreateTime": 1602084052.0, "CreateTableDefaultPermissions": [ { "Principal": { "DataLakePrincipalIdentifier": "IAM_ALLOWED_PRINCIPALS" }, "Permissions": [ "ALL" ] } ], "CatalogId": "111122223333" }, { "Name": "flights-db", "CreateTime": 1587072847.0, "CreateTableDefaultPermissions": [ { "Principal": { "DataLakePrincipalIdentifier": "IAM_ALLOWED_PRINCIPALS" }, "Permissions": [ "ALL" ] } ], "CatalogId": "111122223333" }, { "Name": "legislators", "CreateTime": 1601415625.0, "CreateTableDefaultPermissions": [ { "Principal": { "DataLakePrincipalIdentifier": "IAM_ALLOWED_PRINCIPALS" }, "Permissions": [ "ALL" ] } ], "CatalogId": "111122223333" }, { "Name": "tempdb", "CreateTime": 1601498566.0, "CreateTableDefaultPermissions": [ { "Principal": { "DataLakePrincipalIdentifier": "IAM_ALLOWED_PRINCIPALS" }, "Permissions": [ "ALL" ] } ], "CatalogId": "111122223333" } ] }

For more information, see Defining a Database in Your Data Catalog in the Amazon Glue Developer Guide.

  • For API details, see GetDatabases in Amazon CLI Command Reference.

SDK for JavaScript (v3)

There's more on GitHub. Find the complete example and learn how to set up and run in the Amazon Code Examples Repository.

const getDatabases = () => { const client = new GlueClient({}); const command = new GetDatabasesCommand({}); return client.send(command); };
  • For API details, see GetDatabases in Amazon SDK for JavaScript API Reference.

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