Returns the metadata of a specified table.

ACL Authorization Flow

To describe the metadata of the named tables, the user (or the role they belong to) needs EXECUTE permission on the Named table.

Note: Note that the response will contain metadata for tables on which user has EXECUTE permission. If the user lists named tables for which they do not have EXECUTE permission or if they list tables that do not exist in the repository, then the metadata response for those tables will contain an access denied error. (please check with team)


The following table lists the request and response messages for the describeTable operation.

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Message Description
DescribeTableRequest The request message for the describeTable operation.
DescribeTableResponse The response message for the describeTable operation.