Athena / Client / create_data_catalog



Creates (registers) a data catalog with the specified name and properties. Catalogs created are visible to all users of the same Amazon Web Services account.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.create_data_catalog(
        'string': 'string'
            'Key': 'string',
            'Value': 'string'
  • Name (string) –


    The name of the data catalog to create. The catalog name must be unique for the Amazon Web Services account and can use a maximum of 127 alphanumeric, underscore, at sign, or hyphen characters. The remainder of the length constraint of 256 is reserved for use by Athena.

  • Type (string) –


    The type of data catalog to create: LAMBDA for a federated catalog, HIVE for an external hive metastore, or GLUE for an Glue Data Catalog.

  • Description (string) – A description of the data catalog to be created.

  • Parameters (dict) –

    Specifies the Lambda function or functions to use for creating the data catalog. This is a mapping whose values depend on the catalog type.

    • For the HIVE data catalog type, use the following syntax. The metadata-function parameter is required. The sdk-version parameter is optional and defaults to the currently supported version. metadata-function=lambda_arn, sdk-version=version_number

    • For the LAMBDA data catalog type, use one of the following sets of required parameters, but not both.

      • If you have one Lambda function that processes metadata and another for reading the actual data, use the following syntax. Both parameters are required. metadata-function=lambda_arn, record-function=lambda_arn

      • If you have a composite Lambda function that processes both metadata and data, use the following syntax to specify your Lambda function. function=lambda_arn

    • The GLUE type takes a catalog ID parameter and is required. The catalog_id is the account ID of the Amazon Web Services account to which the Glue Data Catalog belongs. catalog-id=catalog_id

      • The GLUE data catalog type also applies to the default AwsDataCatalog that already exists in your account, of which you can have only one and cannot modify.

    • (string) –

      • (string) –

  • Tags (list) –

    A list of comma separated tags to add to the data catalog that is created.

    • (dict) –

      A label that you assign to a resource. Athena resources include workgroups, data catalogs, and capacity reservations. Each tag consists of a key and an optional value, both of which you define. For example, you can use tags to categorize Athena resources by purpose, owner, or environment. Use a consistent set of tag keys to make it easier to search and filter the resources in your account. For best practices, see Tagging Best Practices. Tag keys can be from 1 to 128 UTF-8 Unicode characters, and tag values can be from 0 to 256 UTF-8 Unicode characters. Tags can use letters and numbers representable in UTF-8, and the following characters: + - = . _ : / @. Tag keys and values are case-sensitive. Tag keys must be unique per resource. If you specify more than one tag, separate them by commas.

      • Key (string) –

        A tag key. The tag key length is from 1 to 128 Unicode characters in UTF-8. You can use letters and numbers representable in UTF-8, and the following characters: + - = . _ : / @. Tag keys are case-sensitive and must be unique per resource.

      • Value (string) –

        A tag value. The tag value length is from 0 to 256 Unicode characters in UTF-8. You can use letters and numbers representable in UTF-8, and the following characters: + - = . _ : / @. Tag values are case-sensitive.

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Response Syntax


Response Structure

  • (dict) –


  • Athena.Client.exceptions.InternalServerException

  • Athena.Client.exceptions.InvalidRequestException