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Manage Amazon DynamoDB Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Amazon DynamoDB.

The CData JDBC Driver for Amazon DynamoDB seamlessly integrates Amazon DynamoDB data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Amazon DynamoDB data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for Amazon DynamoDB in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Amazon DynamoDB Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Amazon DynamoDB data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    The connection to Amazon DynamoDB is made using your AccessKey, SecretKey, and optionally your Domain and Region. Your AccessKey and SecretKey can be obtained on the security credentials page for your Amazon Web Services account. Your Region will be displayed in the upper left-hand corner when you are logged into DynamoDB.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Amazon DynamoDB JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.amazondynamodb.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:amazondynamodb:Access Key=xxx;Secret Key=xxx;Domain=amazonaws.com;Region=OREGON;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Amazon DynamoDB data. Amazon DynamoDB entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Amazon DynamoDB data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Amazon DynamoDB API.