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Mastering DynamoDB by Tanmay Deshpande

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Secondary indexes

A primary key attribute allows us to create, maintain, and access data efficiently. To do so, DynamoDB creates indexes on those primary attributes as we have seen in the previous section. However, sometimes there might be a need to search and access items from attributes that are not part of the primary key. For all such needs, DynamoDB supports secondary indexes that can be created on attributes other than the primary key and can be accessed and searched in a manner similar to the primary key.

A secondary index contains a subset of attributes from the given table having an alternative key to support query operations. Secondary index allows users to search attributes other than the primary key, which makes DynamoDB useful for ...

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