Creates a metadatabase in Data Lake Formation (DLF).


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Request headers

This operation uses only common request headers. For more information, see Common request parameters.

Request syntax

POST /api/metastore/catalogs/databases 

Request parameters

Parameter Type Position Required Example Description
Object Body No

The HTTP request body, in the JSON format.

CatalogId String Body No 1344371

Default value: the user ID of your Alibaba Cloud account.

DatabaseInput Common data structures Body No

The details about the metadatabase.

RegionId String Host No cn-hangzhou

The ID of the region where DLF is activated.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
Code String OK

The description of the status code.

Message String .

The error message that is returned.

RequestId String B7F4B621-E41E-4C84-B97F-42B5380A32BB

The ID of the request.

Success Boolean true

Indicates whether the call was successful.

Error codes

InvalidObject: The specified name, partition, column, or skewed field failed the verification.

AlreadyExists: The specified metadatabase already exists.

InternalError: An internal error has occurred. Troubleshoot the error based on the error message that is returned.


Sample requests

POST /api/metastore/catalogs/databases HTTP/1.1 
            "Description":"this is a hive database",

Sample success responses

JSON format

  "Success": true,
  "Code": "OK",
  "Message": "",
  "HttpStatusCode": 200,
  "RequestId": "B7F4B621-E41E-4C84-B97F-42B5380A32BB"

Error codes

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