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DynamoDB fixtures for pytest

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What is this?

This is a pytest plugin, that enables you to test your code that relies on a running DynamoDB Database. It allows you to specify fixtures for DynamoDB process and client (resource in AWS boto terms).

How to use

Plugin contains two fixtures

  • dynamodb - it’s a client/resource fixture that has functional scope. After each test it drops tables in DynamoDB.

  • dynamodb_proc - session scoped fixture, that starts DynamoDB instance at it’s first use and stops at the end of the tests.

Simply include one of these fixtures into your tests fixture list.

You can also create additional dynamodb client and process fixtures if you’d need to:

from pytest_dynamodb import factories

dynamodb_my_proc = factories.dynamodb_proc(
    port=None, logsdir='/tmp', delay=True)
dynamodb_my = factories.dynamodb('dynamodb_my_proc')


You can define your settings in three ways, it’s fixture factory argument, command line option and pytest.ini configuration option. You can pick which you prefer, but remember that these settings are handled in the following order:

  • Fixture factory argument

  • Command line option

  • Configuration option in your pytest.ini file

DynamoDB option

Fixture factory argument

Command line option

pytest.ini option


Path to dynamodb jar file














Introduce delays





Example usage:

  • pass it as an argument in your own fixture

    dynamodb_proc = factories.dynamodb_proc(
  • use --dynamodb-port command line option when you run your tests

    py.test tests --dynamodb-port=8888
  • specify your port as dynamodb_port in your pytest.ini file.

    To do so, put a line like the following under the [pytest] section of your pytest.ini:

    dynamodb_port = 8888

Package resources



  • create command line and pytest.ini configuration options for introducing delays

  • create command line and pytest.ini configuration options for dynamodb_dir

  • create command line and pytest.ini configuration options for host

  • create command line and pytest.ini configuration options for port

  • Extracted code from pytest-dbfixtures

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