Creating a DynamoDB Table with a Partition Key

Lab Steps

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Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
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Creating a DynamoDB Table with a Partition Key
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Creating a DynamoDB Table with Local and Global Secondary Indexes
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Inserting Items Into a DynamoDB Table
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Editing DynamoDB Table Items
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Querying a DynamoDB Table
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Deleting a DynamoDB Table
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Introduction

In this lab step, you will create a Dynamo DB table. Creating a DynamoDB table is simple and can be done using the AWS Management Console.

 

Instructions

1. From the AWS Management Console, in the search bar at the top, enter DynamoDB, and under Services, click the DynamoDB result:

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The Amazon DynamoDB product overview page will load.

 

2. To start creating a new DyanmoDB table, on the right-hand side, click Create table:

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3. In the Table details section, enter the following:

  • Table Name:
  • Partition Key: Enter Name and ensure type is 

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4. In the Settings section, select Customize settings:

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Choosing this option allows you to specify values for the table's read and write capacities.

 

5. In the Read/write capacity settings section, under Capacity mode, select Provisioned and enter the following:

  • Read Capacity
    • Provisioned capacity units:
  • Write Capacity
    • Provisioned capacity units:

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Accept the defaults for all other options on this page.

 

6. Scroll to the bottom and click Create table:

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The Tables list view will load and you will see a notification that your table is being created. After a 30 seconds or so, you will see a success notification:

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Summary

In this lab step, you created a DynamoDB table.

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Forum DynamoDB Table Exists

A DynamoDB table called Forum exists

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