AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 3.5
 
The GetItem operation returns a set of attributes for the item with the given primary key. If there is no matching item, GetItem does not return any data.

GetItem provides an eventually consistent read by default. If your application requires a strongly consistent read, set ConsistentRead to true. Although a strongly consistent read might take more time than an eventually consistent read, it always returns the last updated value.

Namespace: Amazon.DynamoDBv2
Assembly: AWSSDK.dll
Version: (assembly version)

Syntax

C#
public virtual GetItemResponse GetItem(
         String tableName,
         Dictionary<String, AttributeValue> key,
         Boolean consistentRead
)

Parameters

tableName
Type: System.String

The name of the table containing the requested item.

key
Type: Dictionary<System.String, Amazon.DynamoDBv2.Model.AttributeValue>

A map of attribute names to AttributeValue objects, representing the primary key of the item to retrieve. For the primary key, you must provide all of the attributes. For example, with a simple primary key, you only need to provide a value for the partition key. For a composite primary key, you must provide values for both the partition key and the sort key.

consistentRead
Type: System.Boolean

Determines the read consistency model: If set to true, then the operation uses strongly consistent reads; otherwise, the operation uses eventually consistent reads.

Return Value
Type: Amazon.DynamoDBv2.Model.GetItemResponse
The response from the GetItem service method, as returned by DynamoDB.

Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
InternalServerErrorException An error occurred on the server side.
ProvisionedThroughputExceededException Your request rate is too high. The AWS SDKs for DynamoDB automatically retry requests that receive this exception. Your request is eventually successful, unless your retry queue is too large to finish. Reduce the frequency of requests and use exponential backoff. For more information, go to Error Retries and Exponential Backoff in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.
ResourceNotFoundException The operation tried to access a nonexistent table or index. The resource might not be specified correctly, or its status might not be ACTIVE.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

.NET for Windows Store apps:
Supported in: Windows 8.1

.NET for Windows Phone:
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1