I ran into a bit of an issue after deleting a DynamoDb table via the AWS Console that had been created via CloudFormation (using AWS SAM). After deleting it I had expected it to be re-created automatically on the next deploy. Unfortunately this didn’t happen.
To fix it, I removed all references to the table from my template.yml file (this includes the table definition and any !Ref tags). After pushing this changeset I returned all of the references and re-pushed.
I ran into the following error while using the AWS SAM Cli:
Error: Invalid value for "--parameter-overrides": ParameterKey=PURPLE_FROG,ParameterValue=CatBreeds is not in valid format. It must look something like 'ParameterKey=KeyPairName,ParameterValue=MyKey ParameterKey=InstanceType,ParameterValue=t1.micro'
This is the command I was running:
sam local start-api --parameter-overrides "ParameterKey=PURPLE_FROG,ParameterValue=CatBreeds"
The error message is unfortunately very misleading. After a fair bit of testing I found that the cause is actually the underscore in the parameter key and has nothing to do with the command format. Renaming all of the parameters to something like “PURPLEFROG” works.