AWS Lambda
Developer Guide

Step 2.1: Create a Deployment Package


At this time, example code for the Lambda function is provided only in Python.


The following example Python code runs a SELECT query against the Employee table in the MySQL RDS instance that you created in the VPC. The code creates a table in the ExampleDB database, adds sample records, and retrieves those records.

  1. Open a text editor, and then copy the following code.

    import sys import logging import rds_config import pymysql #rds settings rds_host = "rds-instance-endpoint" name = rds_config.db_username password = rds_config.db_password db_name = rds_config.db_name logger = logging.getLogger() logger.setLevel(logging.INFO) try: conn = pymysql.connect(rds_host, user=name, passwd=password, db=db_name, connect_timeout=5) except: logger.error("ERROR: Unexpected error: Could not connect to MySql instance.") sys.exit()"SUCCESS: Connection to RDS mysql instance succeeded") def handler(event, context): """ This function fetches content from mysql RDS instance """ item_count = 0 with conn.cursor() as cur: cur.execute("create table Employee3 ( EmpID int NOT NULL, Name varchar(255) NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY (EmpID))") cur.execute('insert into Employee3 (EmpID, Name) values(1, "Joe")') cur.execute('insert into Employee3 (EmpID, Name) values(2, "Bob")') cur.execute('insert into Employee3 (EmpID, Name) values(3, "Mary")') conn.commit() cur.execute("select * from Employee3") for row in cur: item_count += 1 #print(row) return "Added %d items from RDS MySQL table" %(item_count)


    We recommend that pymysql.connect() is executed outside the handler, as shown, for better performance.

  2. Save the file as

  3. Install the following library dependencies using pip:

    • pymysql – The Lambda function code uses this library to access your MySQL instance (see PyMySQL) .

  4. Create a config file that contains the following information and save it as

    #config file containing credentials for rds mysql instance db_username = "username" db_password = "password" db_name = "databasename"

  5. Zip all of these files into a file named to create your deployment package. For step-by-step instructions, see Creating a Deployment Package (Python).

Next Step

Step 2.2: Create the Execution Role (IAM Role)

On this page: