AWS DynamoDB snippets

How to drop a DynamoDB table with Python boto3

Please note that this snippet is part of the DynamoDB-Simpsons-episodes-full-example repository on GitHub.

Let's say you want to drop the simpsonsEpisodes table in DynamoDB.


First of all, you have to create a Client (follow these steps) and then you can use the following code to assign a value to the variables used below.

{'TableDescription': {'TableName': 'simpsonsEpisodes',
    'TableStatus': 'DELETING',
    'ProvisionedThroughput': {'NumberOfDecreasesToday': 0,
     'ReadCapacityUnits': 1,
     'WriteCapacityUnits': 1},
    'TableSizeBytes': 0,
    'ItemCount': 0,
    'TableArn': 'arn:aws:dynamodb:us-east-1:526274010548:table/simpsonsEpisodes',
    'TableId': '68a43e23-8341-4de6-ba2c-d89e650166b8'},
   'ResponseMetadata': {'RequestId': 'VF4KF4SKTE0TV75R61MFKQ19EBVV4KQNSO5AEMVJF66Q9ASUAAJG',
    'HTTPStatusCode': 200,
    'HTTPHeaders': {'server': 'Server',
     'date': 'Wed, 07 Dec 2022 16:24:09 GMT',
     'content-type': 'application/x-amz-json-1.0',
     'content-length': '334',
     'connection': 'keep-alive',
     'x-amzn-requestid': 'VF4KF4SKTE0TV75R61MFKQ19EBVV4KQNSO5AEMVJF66Q9ASUAAJG',
     'x-amz-crc32': '225399914'},
    'RetryAttempts': 0}}

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