awswrangler.catalog.create_database(name: str, description: str | None = None, catalog_id: str | None = None, exist_ok: bool = False, database_input_args: Dict[str, Any] | None = None, boto3_session: Session | None = None) None

Create a database in AWS Glue Catalog.


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

  • catalog_id

Check out the Global Configurations Tutorial for details.

  • name (str) – Database name.

  • description (str, optional) – A description for the Database.

  • 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.

  • exist_ok (bool) – If set to True will not raise an Exception if a Database with the same already exists. In this case the description will be updated if it is different from the current one.

  • database_input_args (dict[str, Any], optional) – Additional metadata to pass to database creation. Supported arguments listed here:

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



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>>> import awswrangler as wr
>>> wr.catalog.create_database(
...     name='awswrangler_test'
... )