This topic describes the operations you can call to use secondary indexes.

The following table describes the operations you can call to use global secondary indexes.
Operation Description
CreateIndex Creates one or more index tables for a data table.
Note
  • You can specify whether to include the existing data of a data table in an index table that you create by calling the CreateIndex operation.
  • You can create one or more index tables when you create a data table by calling the CreateTable operation.
Reads a row of data from an index table.
GetRange Reads data within a specified range from an index table.
DeleteIndex Deletes the specified index table from a data table.
Note Before you call the DeleteTable operation to delete a data table, you must first delete the index tables that are created on the data table. Otherwise, you cannot delete the data table.