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In the end I coded a Python function import_csv_to_dynamodb(table_name, csv_file_name, colunm_names, column_types) that imports a CSV into a DynamoDB table. Column names and column must be specified. It uses boto, and takes a lot of inspiration from this gist. Below is the function as well as a demo (main()) and the CSV file used. Tested on Windows 7 x64 ...


You need to generate a CREATE TABLE based on datatypes, size, etc of the various columns. Then you use LOAD DATA INFILE ... FIELDS TERMINATED BY '|' LINES TERMINATED BY "\n" SKIP 1 LINE ...; (See the manual page for details.) Do likewise for each csv --> table.

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