This class represents one of two things:

Arguments in a call to a service

Use the attributes of this class as arguments to methods. You shouldn't make instances of this class. Each attribute should be used as a named argument in the calls that expect this type of object.

As an example, if Att1 is expected to be a Paws::DynamoDB::GlobalSecondaryIndexDescription object:

  $service_obj->Method(Att1 => { Backfilling => $value, ..., ProvisionedThroughput => $value  });

Results returned from an API call

Use accessors for each attribute. If Att1 is expected to be an Paws::DynamoDB::GlobalSecondaryIndexDescription object:

  $result = $service_obj->Method(...);


Represents the properties of a global secondary index.


Backfilling => Bool

  Indicates whether the index is currently backfilling. I<Backfilling> is
the process of reading items from the table and determining whether
they can be added to the index. (Not all items will qualify: For
example, a partition key cannot have any duplicate values.) If an item
can be added to the index, DynamoDB will do so. After all items have
been processed, the backfilling operation is complete and
C<Backfilling> is false.

For indexes that were created during a CreateTable operation, the Backfilling attribute does not appear in the DescribeTable output.

IndexArn => Str

  The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that uniquely identifies the index.

IndexName => Str

  The name of the global secondary index.

IndexSizeBytes => Int

  The total size of the specified index, in bytes. DynamoDB updates this
value approximately every six hours. Recent changes might not be
reflected in this value.

IndexStatus => Str

  The current state of the global secondary index:
  • CREATING - The index is being created.

  • UPDATING - The index is being updated.

  • DELETING - The index is being deleted.

  • ACTIVE - The index is ready for use.

ItemCount => Int

  The number of items in the specified index. DynamoDB updates this value
approximately every six hours. Recent changes might not be reflected in
this value.

KeySchema => ArrayRef[Paws::DynamoDB::KeySchemaElement]

  The complete key schema for a global secondary index, which consists of
one or more pairs of attribute names and key types:
  • HASH - partition key

  • RANGE - sort key

The partition key of an item is also known as its hash attribute. The term "hash attribute" derives from DynamoDB' usage of an internal hash function to evenly distribute data items across partitions, based on their partition key values.

The sort key of an item is also known as its range attribute. The term "range attribute" derives from the way DynamoDB stores items with the same partition key physically close together, in sorted order by the sort key value.

Projection => Paws::DynamoDB::Projection

  Represents attributes that are copied (projected) from the table into
the global secondary index. These are in addition to the primary key
attributes and index key attributes, which are automatically projected.

ProvisionedThroughput => Paws::DynamoDB::ProvisionedThroughputDescription

  Represents the provisioned throughput settings for the specified global
secondary index.

For current minimum and maximum provisioned throughput values, see Limits ( in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.


This class forms part of Paws, describing an object used in Paws::DynamoDB


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