How do I set up Time to Live (TTL) in DynamoDB?

Last updated: 2019-04-22

How can I enable Time to Live (TTL) on my Amazon DynamoDB table?

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To set up TTL, see Enabling Time to Live. Keep the following in mind:

  • TTL attributes must use the Number data type. Other data types, such as String, aren't supported.
  • TTL attributes must use the epoch time format. For example, the epoch timestamp for October 28, 2019 13:12:03 UTC is 1572268323. You can use a free online converter, such as EpochConverter, to get the correct value.
    Note: Be sure that the timestamp is in seconds, not milliseconds (for example, use 1572268323 instead of 1572268323000).

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