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Amazon DynamoDB
Developer Guide (API Version 2012-08-10)

Example Tables and Data

The Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide uses sample tables to illustrate various aspects of DynamoDB.

Table NamePrimary Key
ProductCatalog

Simple primary key:

  • Id (Number)

Forum

Simple primary key:

  • Name (String)

Thread

Composite primary key:

  • ForumName (String)

  • Subject (String)

Reply

Composite primary key:

  • Id (String)

  • ReplyDateTime (String)

The Reply table has a global secondary index named PostedBy-Message-Index. This index will facilitate queries on two non-key attributes of the Reply table.

Index NamePrimary Key
PostedBy-Message-Index

Composite primary key:

  • PostedBy (String)

  • Message (String)

For more information about these tables, see Use Case 1: Product Catalog and Use Case 2: Forum Application.

Sample Data Files

The following sections show the sample data files that are used for loading the ProductCatalog, Forum, Thread and Reply tables.

Each data file contains multiple PutRequest elements, each of which contain a single item. These PutRequest elements are used as input to the BatchWriteItem operation, using the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI).

For more information, see Step 2: Load Data into Tables in Creating Tables and Loading Sample Data.

ProductCatalog Sample Data

{
    "ProductCatalog": [
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "Id": {
                        "N": "101"
                    },
                    "Title": {
                        "S": "Book 101 Title"
                    },
                    "ISBN": {
                        "S": "111-1111111111"
                    },
                    "Authors": {
                        "L": [
                            {
                                "S": "Author1"
                            }
                        ]
                    },
                    "Price": {
                        "N": "2"
                    },
                    "Dimensions": {
                        "S": "8.5 x 11.0 x 0.5"
                    },
                    "PageCount": {
                        "N": "500"
                    },
                    "InPublication": {
                        "BOOL": true
                    },
                    "ProductCategory": {
                        "S": "Book"
                    }
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "Id": {
                        "N": "102"
                    },
                    "Title": {
                        "S": "Book 102 Title"
                    },
                    "ISBN": {
                        "S": "222-2222222222"
                    },
                    "Authors": {
                        "L": [
                            {
                                "S": "Author1"
                            },
                            {
                                "S": "Author2"
                            }
                        ]
                    },
                    "Price": {
                        "N": "20"
                    },
                    "Dimensions": {
                        "S": "8.5 x 11.0 x 0.8"
                    },
                    "PageCount": {
                        "N": "600"
                    },
                    "InPublication": {
                        "BOOL": true
                    },
                    "ProductCategory": {
                        "S": "Book"
                    }
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "Id": {
                        "N": "103"
                    },
                    "Title": {
                        "S": "Book 103 Title"
                    },
                    "ISBN": {
                        "S": "333-3333333333"
                    },
                    "Authors": {
                        "L": [
                            {
                                "S": "Author1"
                            },
                            {
                                "S": "Author2"
                            }
                        ]
                    },
                    "Price": {
                        "N": "2000"
                    },
                    "Dimensions": {
                        "S": "8.5 x 11.0 x 1.5"
                    },
                    "PageCount": {
                        "N": "600"
                    },
                    "InPublication": {
                        "BOOL": false
                    },
                    "ProductCategory": {
                        "S": "Book"
                    }
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "Id": {
                        "N": "201"
                    },
                    "Title": {
                        "S": "18-Bike-201"
                    },
                    "Description": {
                        "S": "201 Description"
                    },
                    "BicycleType": {
                        "S": "Road"
                    },
                    "Brand": {
                        "S": "Mountain A"
                    },
                    "Price": {
                        "N": "100"
                    },
                    "Color": {
                        "L": [
                            {
                                "S": "Red"
                            },
                            {
                                "S": "Black"
                            }
                        ]
                    },
                    "ProductCategory": {
                        "S": "Bicycle"
                    }
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "Id": {
                        "N": "202"
                    },
                    "Title": {
                        "S": "21-Bike-202"
                    },
                    "Description": {
                        "S": "202 Description"
                    },
                    "BicycleType": {
                        "S": "Road"
                    },
                    "Brand": {
                        "S": "Brand-Company A"
                    },
                    "Price": {
                        "N": "200"
                    },
                    "Color": {
                        "L": [
                            {
                                "S": "Green"
                            },
                            {
                                "S": "Black"
                            }
                        ]
                    },
                    "ProductCategory": {
                        "S": "Bicycle"
                    }
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "Id": {
                        "N": "203"
                    },
                    "Title": {
                        "S": "19-Bike-203"
                    },
                    "Description": {
                        "S": "203 Description"
                    },
                    "BicycleType": {
                        "S": "Road"
                    },
                    "Brand": {
                        "S": "Brand-Company B"
                    },
                    "Price": {
                        "N": "300"
                    },
                    "Color": {
                        "L": [
                            {
                                "S": "Red"
                            },
                            {
                                "S": "Green"
                            },
                            {
                                "S": "Black"
                            }
                        ]
                    },
                    "ProductCategory": {
                        "S": "Bicycle"
                    }
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "Id": {
                        "N": "204"
                    },
                    "Title": {
                        "S": "18-Bike-204"
                    },
                    "Description": {
                        "S": "204 Description"
                    },
                    "BicycleType": {
                        "S": "Mountain"
                    },
                    "Brand": {
                        "S": "Brand-Company B"
                    },
                    "Price": {
                        "N": "400"
                    },
                    "Color": {
                        "L": [
                            {
                                "S": "Red"
                            }
                        ]
                    },
                    "ProductCategory": {
                        "S": "Bicycle"
                    }
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "Id": {
                        "N": "205"
                    },
                    "Title": {
                        "S": "18-Bike-204"
                    },
                    "Description": {
                        "S": "205 Description"
                    },
                    "BicycleType": {
                        "S": "Hybrid"
                    },
                    "Brand": {
                        "S": "Brand-Company C"
                    },
                    "Price": {
                        "N": "500"
                    },
                    "Color": {
                        "L": [
                            {
                                "S": "Red"
                            },
                            {
                                "S": "Black"
                            }
                        ]
                    },
                    "ProductCategory": {
                        "S": "Bicycle"
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    ]
}

Forum Sample Data

{
    "Forum": [
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "Name": {"S":"Amazon DynamoDB"},
                    "Category": {"S":"Amazon Web Services"},
                    "Threads": {"N":"2"},
                    "Messages": {"N":"4"},
                    "Views": {"N":"1000"}
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "Name": {"S":"Amazon S3"},
                    "Category": {"S":"Amazon Web Services"}
                }
            }
        }
    ]
}

Thread Sample Data

{
    "Thread": [
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "ForumName": {
                        "S": "Amazon DynamoDB"
                    },
                    "Subject": {
                        "S": "DynamoDB Thread 1"
                    },
                    "Message": {
                        "S": "DynamoDB thread 1 message"
                    },
                    "LastPostedBy": {
                        "S": "User A"
                    },
                    "LastPostedDateTime": {
                        "S": "2015-09-22T19:58:22.514Z"
                    },
                    "Views": {
                        "N": "0"
                    },
                    "Replies": {
                        "N": "0"
                    },
                    "Answered": {
                        "N": "0"
                    },
                    "Tags": {
                        "L": [
                            {
                                "S": "index"
                            },
                            {
                                "S": "primarykey"
                            },
                            {
                                "S": "table"
                            }
                        ]
                    }
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "ForumName": {
                        "S": "Amazon DynamoDB"
                    },
                    "Subject": {
                        "S": "DynamoDB Thread 2"
                    },
                    "Message": {
                        "S": "DynamoDB thread 2 message"
                    },
                    "LastPostedBy": {
                        "S": "User A"
                    },
                    "LastPostedDateTime": {
                        "S": "2015-09-15T19:58:22.514Z"
                    },
                    "Views": {
                        "N": "0"
                    },
                    "Replies": {
                        "N": "0"
                    },
                    "Answered": {
                        "N": "0"
                    },
                    "Tags": {
                        "L": [
                            {
                                "S": "items"
                            },
                            {
                                "S": "attributes"
                            },
                            {
                                "S": "throughput"
                            }
                        ]
                    }
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "ForumName": {
                        "S": "Amazon S3"
                    },
                    "Subject": {
                        "S": "S3 Thread 1"
                    },
                    "Message": {
                        "S": "S3 thread 1 message"
                    },
                    "LastPostedBy": {
                        "S": "User A"
                    },
                    "LastPostedDateTime": {
                        "S": "2015-09-29T19:58:22.514Z"
                    },
                    "Views": {
                        "N": "0"
                    },
                    "Replies": {
                        "N": "0"
                    },
                    "Answered": {
                        "N": "0"
                    },
                    "Tags": {
                        "L": [
                            {
                                "S": "largeobjects"
                            },
                            {
                                "S": "multipart upload"
                            }
                        ]
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    ]
}

Reply Sample Data

{
    "Reply": [
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "Id": {
                        "S": "Amazon DynamoDB#DynamoDB Thread 1"
                    },
                    "ReplyDateTime": {
                        "S": "2015-09-15T19:58:22.947Z"
                    },
                    "Message": {
                        "S": "DynamoDB Thread 1 Reply 1 text"
                    },
                    "PostedBy": {
                        "S": "User A"
                    }
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "Id": {
                        "S": "Amazon DynamoDB#DynamoDB Thread 1"
                    },
                    "ReplyDateTime": {
                        "S": "2015-09-22T19:58:22.947Z"
                    },
                    "Message": {
                        "S": "DynamoDB Thread 1 Reply 2 text"
                    },
                    "PostedBy": {
                        "S": "User B"
                    }
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "Id": {
                        "S": "Amazon DynamoDB#DynamoDB Thread 2"
                    },
                    "ReplyDateTime": {
                        "S": "2015-09-29T19:58:22.947Z"
                    },
                    "Message": {
                        "S": "DynamoDB Thread 2 Reply 1 text"
                    },
                    "PostedBy": {
                        "S": "User A"
                    }
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "PutRequest": {
                "Item": {
                    "Id": {
                        "S": "Amazon DynamoDB#DynamoDB Thread 2"
                    },
                    "ReplyDateTime": {
                        "S": "2015-10-05T19:58:22.947Z"
                    },
                    "Message": {
                        "S": "DynamoDB Thread 2 Reply 2 text"
                    },
                    "PostedBy": {
                        "S": "User A"
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    ]
}