AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
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Container for the parameters to the DeleteItem operation. Deletes a single item in a table by primary key. You can perform a conditional delete operation that deletes the item if it exists, or if it has an expected attribute value.

In addition to deleting an item, you can also return the item's attribute values in the same operation, using the ReturnValues parameter.

Unless you specify conditions, the DeleteItem is an idempotent operation; running it multiple times on the same item or attribute does not result in an error response.

Conditional deletes are useful for deleting items only if specific conditions are met. If those conditions are met, DynamoDB performs the delete. Otherwise, the item is not deleted.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  Amazon.Runtime.AmazonWebServiceRequest
    Amazon.DynamoDBv2.AmazonDynamoDBRequest
      Amazon.DynamoDBv2.Model.DeleteItemRequest

Namespace: Amazon.DynamoDBv2.Model
Assembly: AWSSDK.DynamoDBv2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z

Syntax

C#
public class DeleteItemRequest : AmazonDynamoDBRequest
         IAmazonWebServiceRequest

The DeleteItemRequest type exposes the following members

Constructors

NameDescription
Public Method DeleteItemRequest()

Empty constructor used to set properties independently even when a simple constructor is available

Public Method DeleteItemRequest(string, Dictionary<String, AttributeValue>)

Instantiates DeleteItemRequest with the parameterized properties

Public Method DeleteItemRequest(string, Dictionary<String, AttributeValue>, ReturnValue)

Instantiates DeleteItemRequest with the parameterized properties

Properties

NameTypeDescription
Public Property ConditionalOperator Amazon.DynamoDBv2.ConditionalOperator

Gets and sets the property ConditionalOperator.

This is a legacy parameter. Use ConditionExpression instead. For more information, see ConditionalOperator in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.

Public Property ConditionExpression System.String

Gets and sets the property ConditionExpression.

A condition that must be satisfied in order for a conditional DeleteItem to succeed.

An expression can contain any of the following:

  • Functions:

    attribute_exists | attribute_not_exists | attribute_type | contains
                | begins_with | size
    

    These function names are case-sensitive.

  • Comparison operators:

    = | <> | < | > | <= | >= | BETWEEN |
                IN 
    

  • Logical operators: AND | OR | NOT

For more information on condition expressions, see Specifying Conditions in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.

Public Property Expected System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary<System.String, Amazon.DynamoDBv2.Model.ExpectedAttributeValue>

Gets and sets the property Expected.

This is a legacy parameter. Use ConditionExpression instead. For more information, see Expected in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.

Public Property ExpressionAttributeNames System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary<System.String, System.String>

Gets and sets the property ExpressionAttributeNames.

One or more substitution tokens for attribute names in an expression. The following are some use cases for using ExpressionAttributeNames:

  • To access an attribute whose name conflicts with a DynamoDB reserved word.

  • To create a placeholder for repeating occurrences of an attribute name in an expression.

  • To prevent special characters in an attribute name from being misinterpreted in an expression.

Use the # character in an expression to dereference an attribute name. For example, consider the following attribute name:

  • Percentile

The name of this attribute conflicts with a reserved word, so it cannot be used directly in an expression. (For the complete list of reserved words, see Reserved Words in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide). To work around this, you could specify the following for ExpressionAttributeNames:

  • {"#P":"Percentile"}

You could then use this substitution in an expression, as in this example:

  • #P = :val

Tokens that begin with the : character are expression attribute values, which are placeholders for the actual value at runtime.

For more information on expression attribute names, see Accessing Item Attributes in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.

Public Property ExpressionAttributeValues System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary<System.String, Amazon.DynamoDBv2.Model.AttributeValue>

Gets and sets the property ExpressionAttributeValues.

One or more values that can be substituted in an expression.

Use the : (colon) character in an expression to dereference an attribute value. For example, suppose that you wanted to check whether the value of the ProductStatus attribute was one of the following:

Available | Backordered | Discontinued

You would first need to specify ExpressionAttributeValues as follows:

{ ":avail":{"S":"Available"}, ":back":{"S":"Backordered"}, ":disc":{"S":"Discontinued"}
            }

You could then use these values in an expression, such as this:

ProductStatus IN (:avail, :back, :disc)

For more information on expression attribute values, see Specifying Conditions in the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide.

Public Property Key System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary<System.String, Amazon.DynamoDBv2.Model.AttributeValue>

Gets and sets the property Key.

A map of attribute names to AttributeValue objects, representing the primary key of the item to delete.

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.

Public Property ReturnConsumedCapacity Amazon.DynamoDBv2.ReturnConsumedCapacity

Gets and sets the property ReturnConsumedCapacity.

Public Property ReturnItemCollectionMetrics Amazon.DynamoDBv2.ReturnItemCollectionMetrics

Gets and sets the property ReturnItemCollectionMetrics.

Determines whether item collection metrics are returned. If set to SIZE, the response includes statistics about item collections, if any, that were modified during the operation are returned in the response. If set to NONE (the default), no statistics are returned.

Public Property ReturnValues Amazon.DynamoDBv2.ReturnValue

Gets and sets the property ReturnValues.

Use ReturnValues if you want to get the item attributes as they appeared before they were deleted. For DeleteItem, the valid values are:

  • NONE - If ReturnValues is not specified, or if its value is NONE, then nothing is returned. (This setting is the default for ReturnValues.)

  • ALL_OLD - The content of the old item is returned.

The ReturnValues parameter is used by several DynamoDB operations; however, DeleteItem does not recognize any values other than NONE or ALL_OLD.

Public Property TableName System.String

Gets and sets the property TableName.

The name of the table from which to delete the item.

Examples

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

DeleteItem 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 key = new Dictionary
{
    { "Author", new AttributeValue { S = "Mark Twain" } },
    { "Title", new AttributeValue { S = "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" } }
};

// Create DeleteItem request
DeleteItemRequest request = new DeleteItemRequest
{
    TableName = "SampleTable",
    Key = key
};

// Issue request
client.DeleteItem(request);

                

Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

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

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

Unity:
Supported Versions: 4.6 and above
Supported Platforms: Android, iOS, Standalone