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I can't find any documentation or examples on how to invoke a Lambda function in Swift but I've tried to extrapolate from the documentation using Objective-C and I'm still getting errors:

"Error in myFunction: ValidationException: Supplied AttributeValue is empty, must contain exactly one of the supported datatypes"

It appears that I'm not passing in the parameters to the function correctly when I invoke the lambda function from swift because the script tries to write to DynamoDB but one of the parameters is empty (this lambda script works when I invoke it in javascript/node). 

    let lambda = AWSLambda.defaultLambda()

    let request = AWSLambdaInvocationRequest()

    var context = [String: String]()

    let jsonString = "{\"email\":\"[email protected]\",\"name\":\"example\"}"

    let jsonData = jsonString.dataUsingEncoding(NSUTF8StringEncoding)

    request.clientContext = jsonData?.base64EncodedStringWithOptions(NSDataBase64EncodingOptions.Encoding64CharacterLineLength)

    request.functionName = "myFunction"

    lambda.invoke(request).continueWithBlock( {

        (currentTask: AWSTask!) -> AWSTask in

        if (currentTask.error != nil) {

            // failed to execute.

            print("Error executing: ", currentTask.error)


        } else {

            print("token: ", currentTask.result)



        return currentTask



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Set the payload parameter to a map which contains the data you want to pass.

    let invocationRequest = AWSLambdaInvokerInvocationRequest()

    invocationRequest.functionName = "myFunction"

    invocationRequest.invocationType = AWSLambdaInvocationType.RequestResponse

    invocationRequest.payload = ["email" : "[email protected]", "name" : "example"]


    let lambdaInvoker = AWSLambdaInvoker.defaultLambdaInvoker()

    let task = lambdaInvoker.invoke(invocationRequest).continueWithSuccessBlock() { (task) -> AWSTask! in

        print("response: ", task.result)



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