AWS CloudFormation
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Adds a reference data source to an existing SQL-based Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics application.

Kinesis Data Analytics reads reference data (that is, an Amazon S3 object) and creates an in-application table within your application. In the request, you provide the source (S3 bucket name and object key name), name of the in-application table to create, and the necessary mapping information that describes how data in an Amazon S3 object maps to columns in the resulting in-application table.


To declare this entity in your AWS CloudFormation template, use the following syntax:


{ "Type" : "AWS::KinesisAnalyticsV2::ApplicationReferenceDataSource", "Properties" : { "ApplicationName" : String, "ReferenceDataSource" : ReferenceDataSource } }


Type: AWS::KinesisAnalyticsV2::ApplicationReferenceDataSource Properties: ApplicationName: String ReferenceDataSource: ReferenceDataSource



The name of the application.

Required: Yes

Type: String

Minimum: 1

Maximum: 128

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9_.-]+

Update requires: Replacement


For an SQL-based Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics application, describes the reference data source by providing the source information (Amazon S3 bucket name and object key name), the resulting in-application table name that is created, and the necessary schema to map the data elements in the Amazon S3 object to the in-application table.

Required: Yes

Type: ReferenceDataSource

Update requires: No interruption


Create an ApplicationReferenceDataSource resource


{ "ApplicationReferenceDataSource": { "Type": "AWS::KinesisAnalyticsV2::ApplicationReferenceDataSource", "Properties": { "ApplicationName": { "Ref": "BasicApplication" }, "ReferenceDataSource": { "TableName": "exampleTable", "ReferenceSchema": { "RecordColumns": [ { "Name": "example", "SqlType": "VARCHAR(16)", "Mapping": "$.example" } ], "RecordFormat": { "RecordFormatType": "JSON", "MappingParameters": { "JSONMappingParameters": { "RecordRowPath": "$" } } } }, "S3ReferenceDataSource": { "BucketARN": { "Fn::GetAtt": [ "S3Bucket", "Arn" ] }, "FileKey": "fakeKey" } } } } }


ApplicationReferenceDataSource: Type: 'AWS::KinesisAnalyticsV2::ApplicationReferenceDataSource' Properties: ApplicationName: !Ref BasicApplication ReferenceDataSource: TableName: exampleTable ReferenceSchema: RecordColumns: - Name: example SqlType: VARCHAR(16) Mapping: $.example RecordFormat: RecordFormatType: JSON MappingParameters: JSONMappingParameters: RecordRowPath: $ S3ReferenceDataSource: BucketARN: !GetAtt - S3Bucket - Arn FileKey: fakeKey

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