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Triggering AWS Lambda from Amazon SQS

In this hands-on AWS lab, you will learn how to trigger a Lambda function using SQS. This Lambda function will process messages from the SQS queue and insert the message data as records into a DynamoDB table.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Jul 22, 2021

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create the Lambda Function

    1. Navigate to Lambda.
    2. Select Create a function.
    3. Give the function the name SQSDynamoDB.
    4. Under Runtime, choose Python 3.9.
    5. Select the Use an existing role and select lambda-execution-role.
    6. Click Create function.
  2. Challenge

    Create the SQS Trigger

    1. Click Add trigger.
    2. Search for SQS and select it.
    3. Under SQS queue, select Messages.
    4. Leave the rest as default, and ensure Enable trigger is selected.
    5. Click Add.
  3. Challenge

    Copy the Source Code into the Lambda Function

    1. Open the lambda function code by double-clicking
    2. Paste in the source code from here.
    3. Deploy the Lambda function.
  4. Challenge

    Log In to the EC2 Instance and Test the Script

    1. Connect to the EC2 instance as shown.
    2. Run su - cloud_user.
    3. Run ./ -q Messages -i 0.1.
  5. Challenge

    Confirm Messages Were Inserted into the DynamoDB Table

    1. Open the DynamoDB console.
    2. Open the Message table.
    3. Open the Items tab.
    4. Confirm Items is populated.

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