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Apache Nifi - Writing a JSON file to PutDynamoDB

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I am trying to use the PutDynamoDB processor to write the following JSON object into a table in DynamoDB. However, when I go to the dynamodb table, the entire JSON object from the FlowFile lands under the property set in JSON Document Attribute (in this case, activity).

JSON Input:


"messageid": "1",

"application": "value 1",

"datetime": "value 2",

"dev": "value 3",

"activity": "value 4"


For example, I have the below in a field called activity in dynamodb table. Attached is a screenshot of the table in dynamodb capture.jpg

Output in DynamoDB table under a field called 'activity':


"application" : {

"S" : "value 1"


"datetime" : {

"S" : "value 2"


"dev" : {

"S" : "value 3"


"activity" : {

"S" : "value 4"


"messageid" : {

"S" : "1"



I want the JSON contents of the FlowFile to land in DynamoDB as a record with a messageid and 4 fields with their respective values. I don't know if this is a bug or if I am using it incorrectly. Is there any workaround?

Any help will be appreciated



New Contributor

This is how AWS marshalls their data in DynamoDB. You can use the converter in the AWSJavaScriptSDK to unmarshall it for use in your application.


Hi @anusha_vemuri I have the same problem, did you resolved this? If yes how did you make this?

Community Manager

@GuiCaixeta, as this is an older post, you would have a better chance of receiving a resolution by starting a new thread. This will also be an opportunity to provide details specific to your environment that could aid others in assisting you with a more accurate answer to your question. You can link this thread as a reference in your new post.


Vidya Sargur,
Community Manager

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 @VidyaSargur thank you, I'll do this.