Amazon DynamoDB Formatted JSON using JQ

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Linux sed is useful tool to format and transform plain text. But sed is not so useful for structured data like JSON. JQ is a sed-like tool easily deal with JSON.


is a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor.

Install jq on OS X:
brew install jq

Install jq on Ubuntu:
apt-get install jq


UserPoints.json data exported from Amazon DynamoDB

# AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX /usr/local/bin/aws dynamodb scan –table-name UserPoints –region us-east-1 –output json > UserPoints.json

# jq “[.Items[] | { userId: .userId.S, CompanyCode: .CompanyCode.S, date: .date.S, points: .points.S, Id: .Id.S }]” UserPoints.json

It will output like this…

“userId”: “”,
“CompanyCode”: “ABC107”,
“date”: “2017/04/08”,
“point”: “16”,
“Id”: “1496238999”
“userId”: “”,
“CompanyCode”: “ABC107”,
“date”: “2017/02/07”,
“point”: “45”,
“Id”: “1496239218”

Amazon DynamoDB PHP CRUD using aws.phar

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DynamoDB is fully managed, fast and low cost NoSQL database service by Amazon. DynamoDB allows you to offload the administrative operations and scale highly distributed database cluster.

The AWS SDK PHP enables you to use Amazon Web Services like Amazon S3, EC2, RDS, CloudFront, Redshift, DynamoDB, Push Notification Service (SNS) and more from your PHP code project.

AWS.PHAR Now Download aws-php-sdk Packaged Phar from

# wget

You can also download the packaged phar here

Include the SDK in your PHP project require ‘/path/to/aws.phar’;

Now download simple dynamodb-php-wrapper from here


require_once 'aws.phar';
require_once 'DynamoDBWrapper.php'; 

$ddb = new DynamoDBWrapper(array(
    'region' => 'us-east-1'


$result = $ddb->createTable(‘Session’, ‘UserId::N’);
// Create a table ‘Session’, which has a hash key ‘UserId’ as NUMBER.


$result = $ddb->deleteTable(‘Session’);


$item = array(
‘UserId’ => 1,
‘Name’ => ‘Sandeep’,
$result = $ddb->put(‘Session’, $item);


$key = array(
‘UserId’ => 1,
$update = array(
‘Name’ => array(‘PUT’, ‘SVNLabs’)
$result = $ddb->update(‘Session’, $key, $update);


$key = array(
‘UserId’ => 1,
$result = $ddb->delete(‘Session’, $key);


$keyConditions = array(
‘UserId’ => 1,
$result = $ddb->query(‘Session’, $keyConditions);


$filter = null;

$result = $ddb->scan(‘Session’, $filter, 1000);

Scan with between date filter

$filter = array(
‘userType’ => “member”,
“date” => array(“BETWEEN”, array(“2016/08/01″,”2016/08/17”))
$result = $ddb->scan(“Session”, $filter, 1000);

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