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dynamodb_table - Create, update or delete AWS Dynamo DB tables.

New in version 2.0.

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.

  • boto
  • boto >= 2.37.0
  • boto3 >= 1.4.4 (for tagging)
  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aws_access_key
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.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_secret_key
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.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
ec2_url
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.
hash_key_name
Name of the hash key.
Required when state=present.
hash_key_type
    Choices:
  • STRING ←
  • NUMBER
  • BINARY
Type of the hash key.
indexes
(added in 2.1)
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']
valid types: ['all', 'global_all', 'global_include', 'global_keys_only', 'include', 'keys_only']
other options: ['hash_key_type', 'range_key_name', 'range_key_type', 'includes', 'read_capacity', 'write_capacity']
name
required
Name of the table.
profile
(added in 1.6)
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
range_key_name
Name of the range key.
range_key_type
    Choices:
  • STRING ←
  • NUMBER
  • BINARY
Type of the range key.
read_capacity Default:
1
Read throughput capacity (units) to provision.
region
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
(added in 1.6)
AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

aliases: access_token
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Create or delete the table
tags
(added in 2.4)
a hash/dictionary of tags to add to the new instance or for starting/stopping instance by tag; '{"key":"value"}' and '{"key":"value","key":"value"}'
validate_certs
bool

(added in 1.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.
wait_for_active_timeout
(added in 2.4)
Default:
60
how long before wait gives up, in seconds. only used when tags is set
write_capacity Default:
1
Write throughput capacity (units) to provision.

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_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
  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html
  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Examples

# Create dynamo table with hash and range primary key
- 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

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

# set index on existing dynamo table
- 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

# Delete dynamo table
- 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


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Alan Loi (@loia)

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