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The Amazon DynamoDB ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Amazon DynamoDB NoSQL database, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access DynamoDB data like you would a database - read, write, and update NoSQL tables through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Connect to Amazon DynamoDB in Power Automate Desktop via ODBC



The CData ODBC Driver for Amazon DynamoDB enables you to integrate Amazon DynamoDB data into workflows built using Microsoft Power Automate Desktop.

The CData ODBC Driver for Amazon DynamoDB enables you to access live Amazon DynamoDB data in workflow automation tools like Power Automate. This article shows how to integrate Amazon DynamoDB data into a simple workflow, moving Amazon DynamoDB data into a CSV file.

Through optimized data processing, CData ODBC Drivers offer unmatched performance for interacting with live Amazon DynamoDB data in Microsoft Power Automate. When you issue complex SQL queries from Power Automate to Amazon DynamoDB, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to Amazon DynamoDB and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (e.g. SQL functions and JOIN operations).

Connect to Amazon DynamoDB as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

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.

When you configure the DSN, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing workflows.

Integrate Amazon DynamoDB Data into Power Automate Workflows

After configuring the DSN for Amazon DynamoDB, you are ready to integrate Amazon DynamoDB data into your Power Automate workflows. Open Microsoft Power Automate, add a new flow, and name the flow.

In the flow editor, you can add the actions to connect to Amazon DynamoDB, query Amazon DynamoDB using SQL, and write the query results to a CSV document.

Add an Open SQL Connection Action

Add an "Open SQL connection" action (Actions -> Database) and configure the properties.

  • Connection string: DSN=CData Amazon DynamoDB Source

After configuring the action, click Save.

Add an Execute SQL Statement Action

Add an "Execute SQL statement" action (Actions -> Database) and configure the properties.

  • Get connection by: SQL connection variable
  • SQL connection: %SQLConnection% (the variable from the "Open SQL connection" action above)
  • SQL statement: SELECT * FROM Lead

After configuring the action, click Save.

Add a Write to CSV File Action

Add a "Write to CSV file" action (Actions -> File) and configure the properties.

  • Variable to write to: %QueryResult% (the variable from the "Execute SQL statement" action above)
  • File path: set to a file on disk
  • Configure Advanced settings as needed.

After configuring the action, click Save.

Add a Close SQL Connection Action

Add a "Close SQL connection" action (Actions -> Database) and configure the properties.

  • SQL Connection: %SQLConnection% (the variable from the "Open SQL connection" action above)

After configuring the action, click Save.

Save & Run the Flow

Once you have configured all the actions for the flow, click the disk icon to save the flow. Click the play icon to run the flow.

Now you have a workflow to move Amazon DynamoDB data into a CSV file.

With the CData ODBC Driver for Amazon DynamoDB, you get live connectivity to Amazon DynamoDB data within your Microsoft Power Automate workflows.

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