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Connect to Amazon DynamoDB Data in RazorSQL

Connect to Amazon DynamoDB from wizards and query Amazon DynamoDB data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Amazon DynamoDB enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to Amazon DynamoDB using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for Amazon DynamoDB Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.amazondynamodb.AmazonDynamoDBDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:amazondynamodb: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      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;

Query Amazon DynamoDB Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.