Error: dynamodb attribute does not exist

Rafal Wilinski

Answered by Rafal Wilinski

What's Causing This Error

This error occurs when you try to access an attribute or column that does not exist in the table or item. Deleting the item or attribute and using a non-existing attribute are the most common reasons for this error.

Solution: Here's How To Resolve It

Following the below steps will help you to resolve this error.

  • Make sure the attribute you refer to is available in the table and that you use the correct spelling.
  • If the attribute is deleted, you can use the update method to add it back.
  • If the item is not available, you can use the put method to create a new item with the attribute.
  • Make sure you have the correct permissions to access the table and item.

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