AWS SDK for Go
Developer Guide

Reading an Amazon DynamoDB Table Item

The following example uses the DynamoDBGetItem operation to retrieve information about the item with the year 2015 and title The Big New Movie in the movies table in your default region.

Create the file DynamoDBReadItem.go. Add the following statements to import the Go and AWS SDK for Go packages used in the example.

import ( "github.com/aws/aws-sdk-go/aws" "github.com/aws/aws-sdk-go/aws/session" "github.com/aws/aws-sdk-go/service/dynamodb" "github.com/aws/aws-sdk-go/service/dynamodb/dynamodbattribute" "fmt" )

Create the data structure we use to contain the information about the table item.

// Create struct to hold info about new item type Item struct { Year int Title string Plot string Rating float64 }

Initialize a session that the SDK will use to load credentials from the shared credentials file ~/.aws/credentials and region from the shared configuration file ~/.aws/config and create a new DynamoDB service client.

// Initialize a session that the SDK will use to load // credentials from the shared credentials file ~/.aws/credentials // and region from the shared configuration file ~/.aws/config. sess := session.Must(session.NewSessionWithOptions(session.Options{ SharedConfigState: session.SharedConfigEnable, })) // Create DynamoDB client svc := dynamodb.New(sess)

Call GetItem to get the item from the table. If we encounter an error, print the error message. Otherwise, display information about the item.

tableName := "Movies" movieName := "The Big New Movie" movieYear := "2015" result, err := svc.GetItem(&dynamodb.GetItemInput{ TableName: aws.String(tableName), Key: map[string]*dynamodb.AttributeValue{ "Year": { N: aws.String(movieYear), }, "Title": { S: aws.String(movieName), }, }, }) if err != nil { fmt.Println(err.Error()) return }

Unmarshall the return value and if the title is not empty, indicating we got the item, display the year, title, plot, and rating.

item := Item{} err = dynamodbattribute.UnmarshalMap(result.Item, &item) if err != nil { panic(fmt.Sprintf("Failed to unmarshal Record, %v", err)) } if item.Title == "" { fmt.Println("Could not find '" + movieName + "' (" + movieYear + ")") return } fmt.Println("Found item:") fmt.Println("Year: ", item.Year) fmt.Println("Title: ", item.Title) fmt.Println("Plot: ", item.Plot) fmt.Println("Rating:", item.Rating)

See the complete example on GitHub.