BatchExecuteStatement - Amazon DynamoDB


This operation allows you to perform batch reads or writes on data stored in DynamoDB, using PartiQL. Each read statement in a BatchExecuteStatement must specify an equality condition on all key attributes. This enforces that each SELECT statement in a batch returns at most a single item. For more information, see Running batch operations with PartiQL for DynamoDB .


The entire batch must consist of either read statements or write statements, you cannot mix both in one batch.


A HTTP 200 response does not mean that all statements in the BatchExecuteStatement succeeded. Error details for individual statements can be found under the Error field of the BatchStatementResponse for each statement.

Request Syntax

{ "ReturnConsumedCapacity": "string", "Statements": [ { "ConsistentRead": boolean, "Parameters": [ { "B": blob, "BOOL": boolean, "BS": [ blob ], "L": [ "AttributeValue" ], "M": { "string" : "AttributeValue" }, "N": "string", "NS": [ "string" ], "NULL": boolean, "S": "string", "SS": [ "string" ] } ], "ReturnValuesOnConditionCheckFailure": "string", "Statement": "string" } ] }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


In the following list, the required parameters are described first.


The list of PartiQL statements representing the batch to run.

Type: Array of BatchStatementRequest objects

Array Members: Minimum number of 1 item. Maximum number of 25 items.

Required: Yes


Determines the level of detail about either provisioned or on-demand throughput consumption that is returned in the response:

  • INDEXES - The response includes the aggregate ConsumedCapacity for the operation, together with ConsumedCapacity for each table and secondary index that was accessed.

    Note that some operations, such as GetItem and BatchGetItem, do not access any indexes at all. In these cases, specifying INDEXES will only return ConsumedCapacity information for table(s).

  • TOTAL - The response includes only the aggregate ConsumedCapacity for the operation.

  • NONE - No ConsumedCapacity details are included in the response.

Type: String

Valid Values: INDEXES | TOTAL | NONE

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "ConsumedCapacity": [ { "CapacityUnits": number, "GlobalSecondaryIndexes": { "string" : { "CapacityUnits": number, "ReadCapacityUnits": number, "WriteCapacityUnits": number } }, "LocalSecondaryIndexes": { "string" : { "CapacityUnits": number, "ReadCapacityUnits": number, "WriteCapacityUnits": number } }, "ReadCapacityUnits": number, "Table": { "CapacityUnits": number, "ReadCapacityUnits": number, "WriteCapacityUnits": number }, "TableName": "string", "WriteCapacityUnits": number } ], "Responses": [ { "Error": { "Code": "string", "Item": { "string" : { "B": blob, "BOOL": boolean, "BS": [ blob ], "L": [ "AttributeValue" ], "M": { "string" : "AttributeValue" }, "N": "string", "NS": [ "string" ], "NULL": boolean, "S": "string", "SS": [ "string" ] } }, "Message": "string" }, "Item": { "string" : { "B": blob, "BOOL": boolean, "BS": [ blob ], "L": [ "AttributeValue" ], "M": { "string" : "AttributeValue" }, "N": "string", "NS": [ "string" ], "NULL": boolean, "S": "string", "SS": [ "string" ] } }, "TableName": "string" } ] }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The capacity units consumed by the entire operation. The values of the list are ordered according to the ordering of the statements.

Type: Array of ConsumedCapacity objects


The response to each PartiQL statement in the batch. The values of the list are ordered according to the ordering of the request statements.

Type: Array of BatchStatementResponse objects


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


An error occurred on the server side.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Throughput exceeds the current throughput quota for your account. Please contact AWS Support to request a quota increase.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: