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

Using the Console

You can access the DynamoDB AWS Management Console here: https://console.aws.amazon.com/dynamodb/home. The console allows you to:

  • Use the DynamoDB dashboard to monitor recent alerts, total capacity, service health, and latest DynamoDB news.

  • Create, update, and delete tables. The capacity calculator provides you with estimates of how many capacity units you will need to request based on the usage information you provide.

  • Manage Streams.

  • View items stored in a table, add, update, and delete items. Manage Time To Live (TTL), to define when items in a table expire so that they can be automatically deleted from the database.

  • Query and scan a table.

  • Set up and view alarms to monitor your table's capacity usage. View your table's top monitoring metrics on real-time graphs from CloudWatch.

  • Modify the table's provisioned capacity.

  • Create and delete Global Secondary Indexes (GSIs).

  • Create triggers to connect DynamoDB streams to Lambda functions.

  • Apply tags to your resources to help organize and identify them.

  • Purchase reserved capacity.

The console displays an introductory screen that prompts you to create your first table. To view your tables, from the navigation pane on the left-hand side of the console, choose Tables.

Here's a high-level overview of the actions available per table within each navigation tab:

  • Overview – Shows Stream and Table details. Manage Streams and Time To Live (TTL).

  • Items – Manage items and perform queries and scans.

  • Metrics – Monitor your CloudWatch metrics.

  • Alarms – Manage CloudWatch alarms.

  • Capacity – Modify your table's provisioned capacity.

  • Indexes – Manage Global Secondary Indexes (GSIs).

  • Triggers – Manage triggers to connect DynamoDB streams to Lambda functions.

  • Access control – Setup fine-grained access control with Web Identity Federation.

  • Tags – Apply tags to your resources to help organize and identify them.