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Toad Data Studio 1.0 - User Guide

Create Amazon DynamoDB Connections

Toad allows you to connect to Amazon DynamoDB, a NoSQL data source, to view and query tables.

After creating a connection, see About DynamoDB Data Sources for more information about working with this data source.

Note: This feature is available in the Toad Data Studio Professional Edition only.

To create a DynamoBD connection

  1. Click on the Connections toolbar (ALT+F+N).
  2. Select Amazon DynamoDB from the Group list.
  3. Enter the connection information in the Create New Connection dialog. Review the following for additional information:

    Access Key

    Enter your AWS Access Key ID.

    Note: You can retrieve your Access Key ID from the Amazon AWS Web site, under Security Credentials.

    Secret Key

    Enter your AWS Secret Access Key.

    Note: You can retrieve your Secret Access Key from the Amazon AWS Web site, under Security Credentials.

    Region You can select a regional endpoint from which to make your requests.
    Region endpoint Displays the endpoint URL for the selected region.
    Category (Optional) Select an existing category or create a new one. See Set Connection Categories for more information.

    Note: In NoSQL and Business Intelligence connections, Toad automatically saves the password in the connections.xml file as obfuscated text, as well as in Toad. To add additional password security, use Toad's Master Password feature. See Security Options for more information.

  4. Click Connect to connect immediately while saving the connection information. Optionally, click Save to save the connection without connecting.
  5. Upon creating an initial connection, Toad automatically maps the data source objects. This process runs in the background, and until it is finished, you may experience a delay when attempting to access these objects.


  • Connections are stored in the connections.xml file and can be found by clicking the Application Data Directory link in Help | About.
  • You can specify a proxy server to use for Business Intelligence and NoSQL connections at Tools | Options | Database | Data Services.


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