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Connect to Amazon DynamoDB Data in IntelliJ

Integrate connectivity to Amazon DynamoDB data with wizards in IntelliJ.

The CData JDBC Driver for Amazon DynamoDB enables you to access Amazon DynamoDB as a JDBC data source, providing integration with rapid development tools in IDEs. This article shows how to use the data source configuration wizard to connect to Amazon DynamoDB data in IntelliJ.

Create a JBDC Data Source for Amazon DynamoDB

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR and define connection properties required to connect to Amazon DynamoDB data.

  1. In the Data Sources window, right-click and then click Add Data Source -> DB Data Source.
  2. In the Data Source Properties dialog that appears, the following properties are required:

    • JDBC Driver Files: Click the button next to this menu to add the JDBC Driver file cdata.jdbc.amazondynamodb.jar, located in the installation directory.
    • JDBC Driver Class: In this menu, select cdata.jdbc.amazondynamodb.AmazonDynamoDBDriver from the list.
    • Database URL: Enter the connection URL in the JDBC URL property. The URL must start with jdbc:amazondynamodb: and includes connection properties separated with semicolons.

      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.

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:amazondynamodb:Access Key=xxx;Secret Key=xxx;Domain=amazonaws.com;Region=OREGON;

Edit and Save Amazon DynamoDB Data

To discover schema information, right-click the data source you just created and click Refresh Tables. To query a table, right-click it and then click Open Tables Editor. You can also modify records in the Table Editor.