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

Using the DynamoDB Console

The AWS Management Console for Amazon DynamoDB is available at The console lets you do the following:

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

  • View items stored in a tables, add, update, and delete items.

  • Query a table.

  • Set up alarms to monitor your table's capacity usage.

  • View your table's top monitoring metrics on real-time graphs from CloudWatch.

  • View alarms configured for each table and create custom alarms.

If you do not already have any DynamoDB tables in the current AWS region, the console displays an introductory screen that prompts you to create your first table.

You can find detailed steps for creating a table in the console in Creating Tables and Loading Sample Data.

If you already have one or more tables, you can view them in a list: From the navigation pane on the left-hand side of the console, choose Tables.

If you choose one of the table names, and then choose the Items tab, you can view existing items in a table, add new items, update items, or delete items. You can also query the table. For more information, see Working with Items and Attributes.