101110101100111111101101 101110101100111111101101 - 1 year ago 214
Node.js Question

How can i do dynamoDB limit after filtering?

First of all, sorry for my short english.

I want to do is

Scanning -> Filtering(boolean true or false) -> Limiting(for pagination)

However, It always

Scanning -> Limiting(for pagination) -> Filtering(boolean true or false)

Anyone who solve this?

here is my codes,

var parameters = {
TableName: this.tableName,
Limit: queryStatement.limit
if ('role' in queryStatement) {
parameters.FilterExpression = '#role = :role';
parameters.ExpressionAttributeNames = {
'#role': 'role'
parameters.ExpressionAttributeValues = {
':role': queryStatement.role
if ('startKey' in queryStatement) {
parameters.ExclusiveStartKey = { id: queryStatement.startKey};

this.documentClient.scan(parameters, (errorResult, result) => {
if (errorResult) {
errorResult._status = 500;
return reject(errorResult);

return resolve(result);

This codes works like second one.

Scanning -> Limiting -> Filtering

Answer Source

The DynamoDB LIMIT works as mentioned below (i.e. second approach in your post) by design. As it works by design, there is no solution for this.

LastEvaluatedKey should be used to get the data on subsequent scans.

Scanning -> Limiting(for pagination) -> Filtering(boolean true or false)

In a request, set the Limit parameter to the number of items that you want DynamoDB to process before returning results.

In a response, DynamoDB returns all the matching results within the scope of the Limit value. For example, if you issue a Query or a Scan request with a Limit value of 6 and without a filter expression, DynamoDB returns the first six items in the table that match the specified key conditions in the request (or just the first six items in the case of a Scan with no filter). If you also supply a FilterExpression value, DynamoDB will return the items in the first six that also match the filter requirements (the number of results returned will be less than or equal to 6).

For either a Query or Scan operation, DynamoDB might return a LastEvaluatedKey value if the operation did not return all matching items in the table. To get the full count of items that match, take the LastEvaluatedKey value from the previous request and use it as the ExclusiveStartKey value in the next request. Repeat this until DynamoDB no longer returns a LastEvaluatedKey value.

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