AWSDynamoDBKeySchemaElement

@interface AWSDynamoDBKeySchemaElement

Represents a single element of a key schema. A key schema specifies the attributes that make up the primary key of a table, or the key attributes of an index.

A KeySchemaElement represents exactly one attribute of the primary key. For example, a simple primary key would be represented by one KeySchemaElement (for the partition key). A composite primary key would require one KeySchemaElement for the partition key, and another KeySchemaElement for the sort key.

A KeySchemaElement must be a scalar, top-level attribute (not a nested attribute). The data type must be one of String, Number, or Binary. The attribute cannot be nested within a List or a Map.

Required parameters: [AttributeName, KeyType]

  • The name of a key attribute.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, strong) NSString *_Nullable attributeName;

    Swift

    var attributeName: String? { get set }
  • The role that this key attribute will assume:

    • HASH - partition key

    • RANGE - sort key

    The partition key of an item is also known as its hash attribute. The term “hash attribute” derives from DynamoDB’s usage of an internal hash function to evenly distribute data items across partitions, based on their partition key values.

    The sort key of an item is also known as its range attribute. The term “range attribute” derives from the way DynamoDB stores items with the same partition key physically close together, in sorted order by the sort key value.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic) AWSDynamoDBKeyType keyType;

    Swift

    var keyType: AWSDynamoDBKeyType { get set }