AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 3.5
 
Edits an existing item's attributes, or adds a new item to the table if it does not already exist. You can put, delete, or add attribute values. You can also perform a conditional update on an existing item (insert a new attribute name-value pair if it doesn't exist, or replace an existing name-value pair if it has certain expected attribute values).

You can also return the item's attribute values in the same UpdateItem operation using the ReturnValues parameter.

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

Syntax

C#
public abstract UpdateItemResponse UpdateItem(
         UpdateItemRequest request
)

Parameters

request
Type: Amazon.DynamoDBv2.Model.UpdateItemRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the UpdateItem service method.

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

Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
ConditionalCheckFailedException A condition specified in the operation could not be evaluated.
InternalServerErrorException An error occurred on the server side.
ItemCollectionSizeLimitExceededException An item collection is too large. This exception is only returned for tables that have one or more local secondary indexes.
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.

Examples

This example shows how to update an item in a table.

UpdateItem sample


// Create a client
AmazonDynamoDBClient client = new AmazonDynamoDBClient();

// Define item key
//  Hash-key of the target item is string value "Mark Twain"
//  Range-key of the target item is string value "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
Dictionary<string, AttributeValue> key = new Dictionary<string, AttributeValue>
{
    { "Author", new AttributeValue { S = "Mark Twain" } },
    { "Title", new AttributeValue { S = "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" } }
};

// Define attribute updates
Dictionary<string, AttributeValueUpdate> updates = new Dictionary<string, AttributeValueUpdate>();
// Update item's Setting attribute
updates["Setting"] = new AttributeValueUpdate()
{
    Action = AttributeAction.PUT,
    Value = new AttributeValue { S = "St. Petersburg, Missouri" }
};
// Remove item's Bibliography attribute
updates["Bibliography"] = new AttributeValueUpdate()
{
    Action = AttributeAction.DELETE
};   
// Add a new string to the item's Genres SS attribute
updates["Genres"] = new AttributeValueUpdate()
{
    Action = AttributeAction.ADD,
    Value = new AttributeValue { SS = new List<string> { "Bildungsroman" } }
};

// Create UpdateItem request
UpdateItemRequest request = new UpdateItemRequest
{
    TableName = "SampleTable",
    Key = key,
    AttributeUpdates = updates
};

// Issue request
client.UpdateItem(request);

                

Version Information

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