community.aws.dynamodb_table – Create, update or delete AWS Dynamo DB tables

Note

This plugin is part of the community.aws collection (version 2.1.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.aws.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.aws.dynamodb_table.

New in version 1.0.0: of community.aws

Synopsis

  • Create or delete AWS Dynamo DB tables.

  • Can update the provisioned throughput on existing tables.

  • Returns the status of the specified table.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.15.0

  • botocore >= 1.18.0

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aws_access_key
string
AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.
If profile is set this parameter is ignored.
Passing the aws_access_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_ca_bundle
path
The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.
Not used by boto 2 based modules.
Note: The CA Bundle is read 'module' side and may need to be explicitly copied from the controller if not run locally.
aws_config
dictionary
A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.
Only the 'user_agent' key is used for boto modules. See http://boto.cloudhackers.com/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html#boto for more boto configuration.
aws_secret_key
string
AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.
If profile is set this parameter is ignored.
Passing the aws_secret_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
billing_mode
string
    Choices:
  • PROVISIONED
  • PAY_PER_REQUEST
Controls whether provisoned pr on-demand tables are created.
debug_botocore_endpoint_logs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Use a botocore.endpoint logger to parse the unique (rather than total) "resource:action" API calls made during a task, outputing the set to the resource_actions key in the task results. Use the aws_resource_action callback to output to total list made during a playbook. The ANSIBLE_DEBUG_BOTOCORE_LOGS environment variable may also be used.
ec2_url
string
URL to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_url
hash_key_name
string
Name of the hash key.
Required when state=present and table doesn't exist.
hash_key_type
string
    Choices:
  • STRING
  • NUMBER
  • BINARY
Type of the hash key.
Defaults to 'STRING' when creating a new table.
indexes
list / elements=dictionary
Default:
[]
list of dictionaries describing indexes to add to the table. global indexes can be updated. local indexes don't support updates or have throughput.
required options: ['name', 'type', 'hash_key_name']
other options: ['hash_key_type', 'range_key_name', 'range_key_type', 'includes', 'read_capacity', 'write_capacity']
hash_key_name
string
The name of the hash-based key.
Required if index doesn't already exist.
Can not be modified once the index has been created.
hash_key_type
string
    Choices:
  • STRING
  • NUMBER
  • BINARY
The type of the hash-based key.
Defaults to 'STRING' when creating a new index.
Can not be modified once the index has been created.
includes
list / elements=string
A list of fields to include when using global_include or include indexes.
name
string / required
The name of the index.
range_key_name
string
The name of the range-based key.
Can not be modified once the index has been created.
range_key_type
string
    Choices:
  • STRING
  • NUMBER
  • BINARY
The type of the range-based key.
Defaults to 'STRING' when creating a new index.
Can not be modified once the index has been created.
read_capacity
integer
Read throughput capacity (units) to provision for the index.
type
string / required
    Choices:
  • all
  • global_all
  • global_include
  • global_keys_only
  • include
  • keys_only
The type of index.
write_capacity
integer
Write throughput capacity (units) to provision for the index.
name
string / required
Name of the table.
profile
string
Using profile will override aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token and support for passing them at the same time as profile has been deprecated.
aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token will be made mutually exclusive with profile after 2022-06-01.

aliases: aws_profile
purge_tags
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Remove tags not listed in tags.
range_key_name
string
Name of the range key.
range_key_type
string
    Choices:
  • STRING
  • NUMBER
  • BINARY
Type of the range key.
Defaults to 'STRING' when creating a new range key.
read_capacity
integer
Read throughput capacity (units) to provision.
Defaults to 1 when creating a new table.
region
string
The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
security_token
string
AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.
If profile is set this parameter is ignored.
Passing the security_token and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

aliases: aws_security_token, access_token
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Create or delete the table.
tags
dictionary
A hash/dictionary of tags to add to the new instance or for starting/stopping instance by tag.
For example: {"key":"value"} or {"key":"value","key2":"value2"}
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.
wait
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When wait=True the module will wait for up to wait_timeout seconds for table creation or deletion to complete before returning.
wait_timeout
integer
Default:
300
How long (in seconds) to wait for creation / update / deletion to complete.

aliases: wait_for_active_timeout
write_capacity
integer
Write throughput capacity (units) to provision.
Defaults to 1 when creating a new table.

Notes

Note

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_PROFILE or AWS_DEFAULT_PROFILE, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION, AWS_CA_BUNDLE

  • When no credentials are explicitly provided the AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses will fall back to its configuration files (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

  • Modules based on the original AWS SDK (boto) may read their default configuration from different files. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html for more information.

  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be defined in the configuration files.

Examples

- name: Create dynamo table with hash and range primary key
  community.aws.dynamodb_table:
    name: my-table
    region: us-east-1
    hash_key_name: id
    hash_key_type: STRING
    range_key_name: create_time
    range_key_type: NUMBER
    read_capacity: 2
    write_capacity: 2
    tags:
      tag_name: tag_value

- name: Update capacity on existing dynamo table
  community.aws.dynamodb_table:
    name: my-table
    region: us-east-1
    read_capacity: 10
    write_capacity: 10

- name: Create pay-per-request table
  community.aws.dynamodb_table:
    name: my-table
    region: us-east-1
    hash_key_name: id
    hash_key_type: STRING
    billing_mode: PAY_PER_REQUEST

- name: set index on existing dynamo table
  community.aws.dynamodb_table:
    name: my-table
    region: us-east-1
    indexes:
      - name: NamedIndex
        type: global_include
        hash_key_name: id
        range_key_name: create_time
        includes:
          - other_field
          - other_field2
        read_capacity: 10
        write_capacity: 10

- name: Delete dynamo table
  community.aws.dynamodb_table:
    name: my-table
    region: us-east-1
    state: absent

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
table_status
string
success
The current status of the table.

Sample:
ACTIVE


Authors

  • Alan Loi (@loia)