Error: DynamoDB cannot delete the table

What's Causing This Error

This error can be caused by a variety of issues, such as:

  • Attempting to delete a table that is in the process of being created or deleted.
  • Attempting to delete a table that is being accessed by another operation.
  • Issues with the IAM role associated with the request.
  • The table has a Global/Local Secondary Index which has to be deleted before the table is deleted.

Solution: Here's How To Resolve It

To solve this error, you can take the following steps:

  • Check the table's status to ensure that it is not being created or deleted.
  • Wait for any other operation accessing the table to complete before attempting to delete it.
  • Check the IAM role associated with the request to ensure it has the necessary permissions to delete the table.
  • Delete any Global Secondary Index (GSI) associated with the table before deleting the table.

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