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Change DynamoDB Tables Actions
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Written by Matt Houser
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The Change DynamoDB Tables action can be used to make changes to one or more DynamoDB tables, such as the read and/or write capacity of the table. Later, it can (optionally) be changed back.

For example, at 8am, a table's read capacity can be upgraded from 10 reads per second to 20 reads per second, then 8 hours later, it can be reverted back to it's original capacity of 10 reads per second.


Please see Common Action Settings for a description of settings common to all action types.

Table Identification Method

Indicate the method in which the tables are to be identified. Valid options are:

  • By Table Name - Identify tables by comparing their names.

  • All Tables - All tables will be selected.

Table Name

Indicate the table name comparison to use to select the table.

Desired Read Capacity

Optional.Specify the desired read capacity that the tables should be changed to.

Desired Write Capacity

Optional.Specify the desired write capacity that the tables should be changed to.

Revert the Changes

Indicate whether the changes should be automatically reverted later.

Running Duration

Indicate the length of time the tables should remain at the new values before being reverted.

Amazon Commands Used

The following Amazon AWS commands are used. The access key should have permission to execute all of them.

  • dynamodb:ListTables

  • dynamodb:DescribeTable

  • dynamodb:UpdateTable

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