DynamoDB - Create Table with AWS API

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Create a workflow to DynamoDB - Create Table with the AWS API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the DynamoDB - Create Table action
    1. Connect your AWS account
    2. Select a AWS Region
    3. Configure Table Name
    4. Configure Key Hash Attribute Name
    5. Select a Key Hash Attribute Type
    6. Optional- Configure Key Range Attribute Name
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger


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DynamoDB - Create Table on AWS
Description:Creates a new table to your account. [See docs](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSJavaScriptSDK/v3/latest/clients/client-dynamodb/classes/createtablecommand.html)


import common from "../../common/common-dynamodb.mjs";
import constants from "../../common/constants.mjs";
import { toSingleLineString } from "../../common/utils.mjs";

export default {
  key: "aws-dynamodb-create-table",
  name: "DynamoDB - Create Table",
  description: toSingleLineString(`
    Creates a new table to your account.
    [See docs](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSJavaScriptSDK/v3/latest/clients/client-dynamodb/classes/createtablecommand.html)
  version: "0.2.0",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    aws: common.props.aws,
    region: common.props.region,
    tableName: {
      type: common.props.tableName.type,
      label: common.props.tableName.label,
      description: common.props.tableName.description,
    keyPrimaryAttributeName: common.props.keyPrimaryAttributeName,
    keyPrimaryAttributeType: common.props.keyPrimaryAttributeType,
    // eslint-disable-next-line pipedream/props-label, pipedream/props-description
    keySecondaryAttributeName: {
      reloadProps: true,
  async additionalProps() {
    const props = {};

    if (this.keySecondaryAttributeName) {
      props.keySecondaryAttributeType = {
        type: "string",
        label: "Key Range Attribute Type",
        description: "The data type of the sort key",
        options: constants.dynamodb.keyAttributeTypes,

    // eslint-disable-next-line pipedream/props-label, pipedream/props-description
    props.billingMode = {
      reloadProps: true,

    if (this.billingMode === constants.dynamodb.billingModes.PROVISIONED) {
      props.readCapacityUnits = {
        type: "integer",
        label: "Read Capacity Units",
        description: "The maximum number of strongly consistent reads consumed per second before DynamoDB returns a `ThrottlingException`",
      props.writeCapacityUnits = {
        type: "integer",
        label: "Write Capacity Units",
        description: "The maximum number of writes consumed per second before DynamoDB returns a `ThrottlingException`",

    // eslint-disable-next-line pipedream/props-label, pipedream/props-description
    props.streamSpecificationEnabled = {
      reloadProps: true,

    if (this.streamSpecificationEnabled) {
      props.streamSpecificationViewType = {
        type: "string",
        label: "Stream Specification View Type",
        description: "When an item in the table is modified, StreamViewType determines what information is written to the table's stream. [See the docs](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSJavaScriptSDK/v3/latest/clients/client-dynamodb/interfaces/createtablecommandinput.html#streamspecification)",
        options: constants.dynamodb.streamSpecificationViewTypes,

    return props;
  async run({ $ }) {
    const params = {
      TableName: this.tableName,
      AttributeDefinitions: [
          AttributeName: this.keyPrimaryAttributeName,
          AttributeType: this.keyPrimaryAttributeType,
      KeySchema: [
          AttributeName: this.keyPrimaryAttributeName,
          KeyType: constants.dynamodb.keyTypes.HASH,

    if (this.keySecondaryAttributeName && this.keySecondaryAttributeType) {
        AttributeName: this.keySecondaryAttributeName,
        AttributeType: this.keySecondaryAttributeType,
        AttributeName: this.keySecondaryAttributeName,
        KeyType: constants.dynamodb.keyTypes.RANGE,

    if (this.billingMode) {
      params.BillingMode = this.billingMode;
      if (this.billingMode === constants.dynamodb.billingModes.PROVISIONED) {
        params.ProvisionedThroughput = {
          ReadCapacityUnits: this.readCapacityUnits,
          WriteCapacityUnits: this.writeCapacityUnits,

    if (typeof (this.streamSpecificationEnabled) === "boolean") {
      params.StreamSpecification = {
        StreamEnabled: this.streamSpecificationEnabled,
      if (this.streamSpecificationViewType) {
        params.StreamSpecification.StreamViewType = this.streamSpecificationViewType;

    const response = await this.createTable(params);
    $.export("$summary", `Created DynamoDB table ${this.tableName}`);
    return response;


This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
AWSawsappThis component uses the AWS app.
AWS RegionregionstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Table NametableNamestring

The name of the table

Key Hash Attribute NamekeyPrimaryAttributeNamestring

The name of the partition key

Key Hash Attribute TypekeyPrimaryAttributeTypestringSelect a value from the drop down menu:{ "label": "string", "value": "S" }{ "label": "number", "value": "N" }{ "label": "binary", "value": "B" }
Key Range Attribute NamekeySecondaryAttributeNamestring

The name of the sort key


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