Error: dynamodb the table does not have the specified index

Rafal Wilinski

Answered by Rafal Wilinski

What's Causing This Error

There are several reasons for this error. For example:

  • If you are working with the serverless framework, serverless-dynamodb-local and serverless-offline plugins can cause this error.
  • If the newly created Local Secondary Index is not listed under the LocalSecondaryIndexes configuration node.

In addition, this error can occur due to issues in your database queries where you spell the index wrong, or refer to an index that does not belong to the table that you are querying.

Solution: Here's How To Resolve It

There are a few ways that you can solve this error.

  1. Ensure that the index that you are querying/scanning exists.
  2. Ensure that you spell the index correctly.
  3. Ensure that the index you query belongs to the correct table.
  4. If you are running DynamoDB Local, the most common way to fix this issue is to delete the local DynamoDB database configuration file and restart the database service. It will create a new local database configuration file with valid Local Secondary Indexes.

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