Retrieves multiple function definitions from the Data Catalog.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.get_user_defined_functions(
  • CatalogId (string) -- The ID of the Data Catalog where the functions to be retrieved are located. If none is provided, the Amazon Web Services account ID is used by default.
  • DatabaseName (string) -- The name of the catalog database where the functions are located. If none is provided, functions from all the databases across the catalog will be returned.
  • Pattern (string) --


    An optional function-name pattern string that filters the function definitions returned.

  • NextToken (string) -- A continuation token, if this is a continuation call.
  • MaxResults (integer) -- The maximum number of functions to return in one response.
Return type



Response Syntax

    'UserDefinedFunctions': [
            'FunctionName': 'string',
            'DatabaseName': 'string',
            'ClassName': 'string',
            'OwnerName': 'string',
            'OwnerType': 'USER'|'ROLE'|'GROUP',
            'CreateTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
            'ResourceUris': [
                    'ResourceType': 'JAR'|'FILE'|'ARCHIVE',
                    'Uri': 'string'
            'CatalogId': 'string'
    'NextToken': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) --

    • UserDefinedFunctions (list) --

      A list of requested function definitions.

      • (dict) --

        Represents the equivalent of a Hive user-defined function ( UDF ) definition.

        • FunctionName (string) --

          The name of the function.

        • DatabaseName (string) --

          The name of the catalog database that contains the function.

        • ClassName (string) --

          The Java class that contains the function code.

        • OwnerName (string) --

          The owner of the function.

        • OwnerType (string) --

          The owner type.

        • CreateTime (datetime) --

          The time at which the function was created.

        • ResourceUris (list) --

          The resource URIs for the function.

          • (dict) --

            The URIs for function resources.

            • ResourceType (string) --

              The type of the resource.

            • Uri (string) --

              The URI for accessing the resource.

        • CatalogId (string) --

          The ID of the Data Catalog in which the function resides.

    • NextToken (string) --

      A continuation token, if the list of functions returned does not include the last requested function.


  • Glue.Client.exceptions.EntityNotFoundException
  • Glue.Client.exceptions.InvalidInputException
  • Glue.Client.exceptions.OperationTimeoutException
  • Glue.Client.exceptions.InternalServiceException
  • Glue.Client.exceptions.GlueEncryptionException