Querying and Editing a Single Dynamo Object

I have a workflow that creates a record inside of a DynamoDB table as part of a pipeline within AWS. The record has a primary key of the Code Pipeline job. Later in the pipeline I wanted to edit that object to append the status of resources created by this pipeline.

In order to do this, I created two functions. One that first returns the item from the table and the second that actually does the update and puts the updated item back into the table. Take a look at the code below and utilize it if you need to!

import boto3 
from boto3.dynamodb.conditions import Key

def query_table(id):
    dynamodb = boto3.resource('dynamodb')
    table = dynamodb.Table('XXXXXXXXXXXXXX')
    response = table.query(
    return response['Items']

def update_dynanmo_status(id, resource_name, status):
    dynamodb = boto3.resource('dynamodb')
    table = dynamodb.Table('XXXXXXXXXXXXX')
    items = query_table(id)
    for item in items:
        # Do your update here
        response = table.put_item(Item=item)
    return response