awswrangler.catalog.create_parquet_table(database: str, table: str, path: str, columns_types: Dict[str, str], table_type: Optional[str] = None, partitions_types: Optional[Dict[str, str]] = None, bucketing_info: Optional[Tuple[List[str], int]] = None, catalog_id: Optional[str] = None, compression: Optional[str] = None, description: Optional[str] = None, parameters: Optional[Dict[str, str]] = None, columns_comments: Optional[Dict[str, str]] = None, mode: str = 'overwrite', catalog_versioning: bool = False, transaction_id: Optional[str] = None, projection_enabled: bool = False, projection_types: Optional[Dict[str, str]] = None, projection_ranges: Optional[Dict[str, str]] = None, projection_values: Optional[Dict[str, str]] = None, projection_intervals: Optional[Dict[str, str]] = None, projection_digits: Optional[Dict[str, str]] = None, projection_storage_location_template: Optional[str] = None, boto3_session: Optional[Session] = None) Any

Create a Parquet Table (Metadata Only) in the AWS Glue Catalog.


This function has arguments which can be configured globally through wr.config or environment variables:

  • catalog_id

  • database

Check out the Global Configurations Tutorial for details.

  • database (str) – Database name.

  • table (str) – Table name.

  • path (str) – Amazon S3 path (e.g. s3://bucket/prefix/).

  • columns_types (Dict[str, str]) – Dictionary with keys as column names and values as data types (e.g. {‘col0’: ‘bigint’, ‘col1’: ‘double’}).

  • table_type (str, optional) – The type of the Glue Table (EXTERNAL_TABLE, GOVERNED…). Set to EXTERNAL_TABLE if None

  • partitions_types (Dict[str, str], optional) – Dictionary with keys as partition names and values as data types (e.g. {‘col2’: ‘date’}).

  • bucketing_info (Tuple[List[str], int], optional) – Tuple consisting of the column names used for bucketing as the first element and the number of buckets as the second element. Only str, int and bool are supported as column data types for bucketing.

  • catalog_id (str, optional) – The ID of the Data Catalog from which to retrieve Databases. If none is provided, the AWS account ID is used by default.

  • compression (str, optional) – Compression style (None, snappy, gzip, etc).

  • description (str, optional) – Table description

  • parameters (Dict[str, str], optional) – Key/value pairs to tag the table.

  • columns_comments (Dict[str, str], optional) – Columns names and the related comments (e.g. {‘col0’: ‘Column 0.’, ‘col1’: ‘Column 1.’, ‘col2’: ‘Partition.’}).

  • mode (str) – ‘overwrite’ to recreate any possible existing table or ‘append’ to keep any possible existing table.

  • catalog_versioning (bool) – If True and mode=”overwrite”, creates an archived version of the table catalog before updating it.

  • transaction_id (str, optional) – The ID of the transaction (i.e. used with GOVERNED tables).

  • projection_enabled (bool) – Enable Partition Projection on Athena (

  • projection_types (Optional[Dict[str, str]]) – Dictionary of partitions names and Athena projections types. Valid types: “enum”, “integer”, “date”, “injected” (e.g. {‘col_name’: ‘enum’, ‘col2_name’: ‘integer’})

  • projection_ranges (Optional[Dict[str, str]]) – Dictionary of partitions names and Athena projections ranges. (e.g. {‘col_name’: ‘0,10’, ‘col2_name’: ‘-1,8675309’})

  • projection_values (Optional[Dict[str, str]]) – Dictionary of partitions names and Athena projections values. (e.g. {‘col_name’: ‘A,B,Unknown’, ‘col2_name’: ‘foo,boo,bar’})

  • projection_intervals (Optional[Dict[str, str]]) – Dictionary of partitions names and Athena projections intervals. (e.g. {‘col_name’: ‘1’, ‘col2_name’: ‘5’})

  • projection_digits (Optional[Dict[str, str]]) – Dictionary of partitions names and Athena projections digits. (e.g. {‘col_name’: ‘1’, ‘col2_name’: ‘2’})

  • projection_storage_location_template (Optional[str]) – Value which is allows Athena to properly map partition values if the S3 file locations do not follow a typical …/column=value/… pattern. (e.g. s3://bucket/table_root/a=${a}/${b}/some_static_subdirectory/${c}/)

  • boto3_session (boto3.Session(), optional) – Boto3 Session. The default boto3 session will be used if boto3_session receive None.



Return type



>>> import awswrangler as wr
>>> wr.catalog.create_parquet_table(
...     database='default',
...     table='my_table',
...     path='s3://bucket/prefix/',
...     columns_types={'col0': 'bigint', 'col1': 'double'},
...     partitions_types={'col2': 'date'},
...     compression='snappy',
...     description='My own table!',
...     parameters={'source': 'postgresql'},
...     columns_comments={'col0': 'Column 0.', 'col1': 'Column 1.', 'col2': 'Partition.'}
... )