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Amazon DynamoDB Batch Delete

KNIME Amazon DynamoDB Nodes version 4.3.0.v202011231544 by KNIME AG, Zurich, Switzerland

This nodes deletes items in DynamoDB that match a given hash and optional range key in a KNIME table.

The command sent to DynamoDB by this node is BatchWriteItem, with a single batch deleting at most 25 items, so deleting a large amount of data may take a while. The individual delete operations on item level are atomic, but the operation is not atomic on batch or even node execution level. That means if the node fails in-between, some of the items may have been deleted and others not.

If DynamoDB throttles the requests due to insufficient provisioned capacity units, unprocessed items are included in the next request. Additionally this node employs exponential backoff if throttling occurs. Each time a request cannot be completed fully, the next request is sent after a waiting time of 2^nRetry * 100 milliseconds. Once a request can be executed completely, the retry counter is reset. However, if no item can be deleted, the node fails and you have to increase the provisioned write capacity units on the table.

More information can be found in the DynamoDB documentation.


The region the table is in.
Table Name
The table to access.
Custom Endpoint (*)
A custom endpoint if the default AWS endpoint should not be used, e.g. for DynamoDB Local.
Batch Size
The number of items to delete in a single batch (max. 25, min. 1).
Hash Key Column
The column in the input KNIME table containing the hash key of the items to be deleted.
Range Key Column (*)
The column in the input KNIME table containing the range key of the items to be deleted.
Publish consumed capacity units as flow variable
If checked, the total capacity units used by the operation are published as a flow variable named "batchDeleteConsumedCapacity".

Input Ports

Credentials for an AWS account
KNIME data table with keys of items to be deleted

Output Ports

Credentials for an AWS account

Best Friends (Incoming)

Best Friends (Outgoing)



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