awswrangler.catalog.get_table_description(database: str, table: str, transaction_id: str | None = None, query_as_of_time: str | None = None, catalog_id: str | None = None, boto3_session: Session | None = None) str | None

Get table description.


If reading from a governed table, pass only one of transaction_id or query_as_of_time.

  • database (str) – Database name.

  • table (str) – Table name.

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

  • query_as_of_time (str, optional) – The time as of when to read the table contents. Must be a valid Unix epoch timestamp. Cannot be specified alongside transaction_id.

  • 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.

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


Description if exists.

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>>> import awswrangler as wr
>>> desc = wr.catalog.get_table_description(database="...", table="...")