You can call the DescribeTable operation to query the description such as the schema information and the reserved read and write throughput of a table.

Note For more information about the DeacribeTable operation, see DescribeTable.


  • The OTSClient instance is initialized. For more information, see Initialization.
  • A table is created.


 /// <summary>
 /// Query the schema information and reserved read and write throughput settings of the specified table.
 /// </summary>
 /// <param name="request">Request parameter, including the table name.</param>
 /// <returns>Contains the schema information and reserved read and write throughput settings of the specified table. </returns>
 public DescribeTableResponse DescribeTable(DescribeTableRequest request);

 /// <summary>
 /// Asynchronous mode of DescribeTable.
 /// </summary>
 public Task<DescribeTableResponse> DescribeTableAsync(DescribeTableRequest request);


Parameter Description
tableName The name of the table.


The following code provides an example on how to obtain the description of a table:

     var request = new DescribeTableRequest("SampleTable");
     var response = otsClient.DescribeTable(request);

     //Display the description of the specified table.
     Console.Writeline("Describe table succeeded.") ;
     Console.WriteLine("LastIncreaseTime: {0}", response.ReservedThroughputDetails.LastIncreaseTime);
     Console.WriteLine("LastDecreaseTime: {0}", response.ReservedThroughputDetails.LastDecreaseTime);
     Console.WriteLine("NumberOfDecreaseToday: {0}", response.ReservedThroughputDetails.LastIncreaseTime);
     Console.WriteLine("ReadCapacity: {0}", response.ReservedThroughputDetails.CapacityUnit.Read);
     Console.WriteLine("WriteCapacity: {0}", response.ReservedThroughputDetails.CapacityUnit.Write);
 catch (Exception ex)
     # If the task fails, an exception is returned for you to handle.
     Console.WriteLine("Describe table failed, exception:{0}", ex.Message);

For the detailed sample code, visit DescribeTable@GitHub.