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Pass Redshift INOUT OUT parameter to AWS lambda invocation (boto3 client)


Is it possible to get a Redshift procedure inout (or out) parameter from a lambda invocation?

def lambda_handler(event, context):
    # This is my variable to get set by the Redshift proc
    out_param = "0"
    response = rs_client.execute_statement(
                "name": "in_param1",
                "value": "this is a parameter"
                "name": "out_param1",
                "value": out_param
        Sql="call my_schema.xxx_out_param(:in_param1, :out_param1)",
        StatementName='Test out parameter'
    # Some code here checks that the statement has FINISHED status
    # The value printed out below is always zero and never the value that the proc sets the inout param to
    print(f"Value of OUT PARAM is: {out_param}")

The printed value of out_param is always 0 (zero) - its original value. The proc that I call simply assigns a hardcoded non-zero value. I have tested the proc in isolation to insert the value into a table and it works.

I cannot use a function for this. I am using existing code that derives an Id and need to obtain that Id that to trigger further processing. This is not ideal but I am working within existing system constraints.

1 Answers

As you my already know, Redshift Data API is asynchronous, and you get the unique identifier of the SQL statement after running using ‘execute_statement’.

I tested this with a stored procedure test_sp2 that you can find in the below documentation [+] Stored procedure being test_sp2(f1 IN int, f2 INOUT varchar(256), out_var OUT varchar(256)) It has both INOUT and OUT parameters

Used below to execute the stored procedure response = client.execute_statement( ClusterIdentifier=‘<clustername>’, Database='<databasename’>, DbUser=‘user’1, Sql= 'call test_sp2(2,\'2019\')', StatementName='testsql' )

You can get ID with the below statement

<ID value> — id value is returned

Once you have confirmed that the stored procedure is completed, you can use ‘get_statement_result’ to fetch the temporarily cached result of an SQL statement


response_result = client.get_statement_result(
... Id=‘<ID value from previous step>
... )

This response would contain results of the SQL statement. To retrieve the results, you can try below

[{'stringValue': '2019+2019+2019+2019'}, {'stringValue': '2'}]

These would be the INOUT/OUT parameters of the stored procedure. To fetch them individually, we can use print(response_result['Records'][0][1]) and print(response_result['Records'][0][1])

answered a month ago

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