Add the table viewer to your app

Add a table viewer to your stack

Add the following hightlighted lines to src/CdkWorkshop/CdkWorkshopStack.cs to add a TableViewer construct to your stack:

using Amazon.CDK;
using Amazon.CDK.AWS.APIGateway;
using Amazon.CDK.AWS.Lambda;
using Eladb.DynamoTableViewer;

namespace CdkWorkshop
{
    public class CdkWorkshopStack : Stack
    {
        public CdkWorkshopStack(Construct scope, string id, IStackProps props = null) : base(scope, id, props)
        {
            // Defines a new lambda resource
            var hello = new Function(this, "HelloHandler", new FunctionProps
            {
                Runtime = Runtime.NODEJS_10_X, // execution environment
                Code = Code.FromAsset("lambda"), // Code loaded from the "lambda" directory
                Handler = "hello.handler" // file is "hello", function is "handler"
            });

            // Defines out HitCounter resource
            var helloWithCounter = new HitCounter(this, "HelloHitCounter", new HitCounterProps
            {
                Downstream = hello
            });

            // Defines an API Gateway REST API resource backed by our "hello" function.
            new LambdaRestApi(this, "Endpoint", new LambdaRestApiProps
            {
                Handler = helloWithCounter.Handler
            });

            // Defines a new TableViewer resource
            new TableViewer(this, "ViewerHitCount", new TableViewerProps
            {
                Title = "Hello Hits",
                Table = //???
            });
        }
    }
}

What about the table?

As you’ll notice, TableViewer requires that you specify a Table property.

What we want is to somehow access the DynamoDB table behind our hit counter. However, the current API of our hit counter doesn’t expose the table as a public member.


In the next section, we’ll expose our table as a property of HitCounter so we can access it from our stack.