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Amazon Simple Workflow Service
API Reference (API Version 2012-01-25)

GetWorkflowExecutionHistory

Returns the history of the specified workflow execution. The results may be split into multiple pages. To retrieve subsequent pages, make the call again using the nextPageToken returned by the initial call.

Note

This operation is eventually consistent. The results are best effort and may not exactly reflect recent updates and changes.

Access Control

You can use IAM policies to control this action's access to Amazon SWF resources as follows:

  • Use a Resource element with the domain name to limit the action to only specified domains.

  • Use an Action element to allow or deny permission to call this action.

  • You cannot use an IAM policy to constrain this action's parameters.

If the caller doesn't have sufficient permissions to invoke the action, or the parameter values fall outside the specified constraints, the action fails. The associated event attribute's cause parameter is set to OPERATION_NOT_PERMITTED. For details and example IAM policies, see Using IAM to Manage Access to Amazon SWF Workflows in the Amazon SWF Developer Guide.

Request Syntax

{
   "domain": "string",
   "execution": { 
      "runId": "string",
      "workflowId": "string"
   },
   "maximumPageSize": number,
   "nextPageToken": "string",
   "reverseOrder": boolean
}

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

domain

The name of the domain containing the workflow execution.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

Required: Yes

execution

Specifies the workflow execution for which to return the history.

Type: WorkflowExecution object

Required: Yes

maximumPageSize

The maximum number of results that are returned per call. Use nextPageToken to obtain further pages of results. If maximumPageSize is not set, the default page size is 1,000. You can specify a maximumPageSize size up to 100.

Note

If maximumPageSize is set, the maximum is 100. For instance, if you specify 500, it will return only 100.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 0. Maximum value of 1000.

Required: No

nextPageToken

If a NextPageToken was returned by a previous call, there are more results available. To retrieve the next page of results, make the call again using the returned token in nextPageToken. Keep all other arguments unchanged.

The configured maximumPageSize determines how many results can be returned in a single call.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 2048.

Required: No

reverseOrder

When set to true, returns the events in reverse order. By default the results are returned in ascending order of the eventTimeStamp of the events.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

Response Syntax

{
   "events": [ 
      { 
         "activityTaskCanceledEventAttributes": { 
            "details": "string",
            "latestCancelRequestedEventId": number,
            "scheduledEventId": number,
            "startedEventId": number
         },
         "activityTaskCancelRequestedEventAttributes": { 
            "activityId": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number
         },
         "activityTaskCompletedEventAttributes": { 
            "result": "string",
            "scheduledEventId": number,
            "startedEventId": number
         },
         "activityTaskFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "details": "string",
            "reason": "string",
            "scheduledEventId": number,
            "startedEventId": number
         },
         "activityTaskScheduledEventAttributes": { 
            "activityId": "string",
            "activityType": { 
               "name": "string",
               "version": "string"
            },
            "control": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "heartbeatTimeout": "string",
            "input": "string",
            "scheduleToCloseTimeout": "string",
            "scheduleToStartTimeout": "string",
            "startToCloseTimeout": "string",
            "taskList": { 
               "name": "string"
            },
            "taskPriority": "string"
         },
         "activityTaskStartedEventAttributes": { 
            "identity": "string",
            "scheduledEventId": number
         },
         "activityTaskTimedOutEventAttributes": { 
            "details": "string",
            "scheduledEventId": number,
            "startedEventId": number,
            "timeoutType": "string"
         },
         "cancelTimerFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "cause": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "timerId": "string"
         },
         "cancelWorkflowExecutionFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "cause": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number
         },
         "childWorkflowExecutionCanceledEventAttributes": { 
            "details": "string",
            "initiatedEventId": number,
            "startedEventId": number,
            "workflowExecution": { 
               "runId": "string",
               "workflowId": "string"
            },
            "workflowType": { 
               "name": "string",
               "version": "string"
            }
         },
         "childWorkflowExecutionCompletedEventAttributes": { 
            "initiatedEventId": number,
            "result": "string",
            "startedEventId": number,
            "workflowExecution": { 
               "runId": "string",
               "workflowId": "string"
            },
            "workflowType": { 
               "name": "string",
               "version": "string"
            }
         },
         "childWorkflowExecutionFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "details": "string",
            "initiatedEventId": number,
            "reason": "string",
            "startedEventId": number,
            "workflowExecution": { 
               "runId": "string",
               "workflowId": "string"
            },
            "workflowType": { 
               "name": "string",
               "version": "string"
            }
         },
         "childWorkflowExecutionStartedEventAttributes": { 
            "initiatedEventId": number,
            "workflowExecution": { 
               "runId": "string",
               "workflowId": "string"
            },
            "workflowType": { 
               "name": "string",
               "version": "string"
            }
         },
         "childWorkflowExecutionTerminatedEventAttributes": { 
            "initiatedEventId": number,
            "startedEventId": number,
            "workflowExecution": { 
               "runId": "string",
               "workflowId": "string"
            },
            "workflowType": { 
               "name": "string",
               "version": "string"
            }
         },
         "childWorkflowExecutionTimedOutEventAttributes": { 
            "initiatedEventId": number,
            "startedEventId": number,
            "timeoutType": "string",
            "workflowExecution": { 
               "runId": "string",
               "workflowId": "string"
            },
            "workflowType": { 
               "name": "string",
               "version": "string"
            }
         },
         "completeWorkflowExecutionFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "cause": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number
         },
         "continueAsNewWorkflowExecutionFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "cause": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number
         },
         "decisionTaskCompletedEventAttributes": { 
            "executionContext": "string",
            "scheduledEventId": number,
            "startedEventId": number
         },
         "decisionTaskScheduledEventAttributes": { 
            "startToCloseTimeout": "string",
            "taskList": { 
               "name": "string"
            },
            "taskPriority": "string"
         },
         "decisionTaskStartedEventAttributes": { 
            "identity": "string",
            "scheduledEventId": number
         },
         "decisionTaskTimedOutEventAttributes": { 
            "scheduledEventId": number,
            "startedEventId": number,
            "timeoutType": "string"
         },
         "eventId": number,
         "eventTimestamp": number,
         "eventType": "string",
         "externalWorkflowExecutionCancelRequestedEventAttributes": { 
            "initiatedEventId": number,
            "workflowExecution": { 
               "runId": "string",
               "workflowId": "string"
            }
         },
         "externalWorkflowExecutionSignaledEventAttributes": { 
            "initiatedEventId": number,
            "workflowExecution": { 
               "runId": "string",
               "workflowId": "string"
            }
         },
         "failWorkflowExecutionFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "cause": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number
         },
         "lambdaFunctionCompletedEventAttributes": { 
            "result": "string",
            "scheduledEventId": number,
            "startedEventId": number
         },
         "lambdaFunctionFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "details": "string",
            "reason": "string",
            "scheduledEventId": number,
            "startedEventId": number
         },
         "lambdaFunctionScheduledEventAttributes": { 
            "control": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "id": "string",
            "input": "string",
            "name": "string",
            "startToCloseTimeout": "string"
         },
         "lambdaFunctionStartedEventAttributes": { 
            "scheduledEventId": number
         },
         "lambdaFunctionTimedOutEventAttributes": { 
            "scheduledEventId": number,
            "startedEventId": number,
            "timeoutType": "string"
         },
         "markerRecordedEventAttributes": { 
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "details": "string",
            "markerName": "string"
         },
         "recordMarkerFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "cause": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "markerName": "string"
         },
         "requestCancelActivityTaskFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "activityId": "string",
            "cause": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number
         },
         "requestCancelExternalWorkflowExecutionFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "cause": "string",
            "control": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "initiatedEventId": number,
            "runId": "string",
            "workflowId": "string"
         },
         "requestCancelExternalWorkflowExecutionInitiatedEventAttributes": { 
            "control": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "runId": "string",
            "workflowId": "string"
         },
         "scheduleActivityTaskFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "activityId": "string",
            "activityType": { 
               "name": "string",
               "version": "string"
            },
            "cause": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number
         },
         "scheduleLambdaFunctionFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "cause": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "id": "string",
            "name": "string"
         },
         "signalExternalWorkflowExecutionFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "cause": "string",
            "control": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "initiatedEventId": number,
            "runId": "string",
            "workflowId": "string"
         },
         "signalExternalWorkflowExecutionInitiatedEventAttributes": { 
            "control": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "input": "string",
            "runId": "string",
            "signalName": "string",
            "workflowId": "string"
         },
         "startChildWorkflowExecutionFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "cause": "string",
            "control": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "initiatedEventId": number,
            "workflowId": "string",
            "workflowType": { 
               "name": "string",
               "version": "string"
            }
         },
         "startChildWorkflowExecutionInitiatedEventAttributes": { 
            "childPolicy": "string",
            "control": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "executionStartToCloseTimeout": "string",
            "input": "string",
            "lambdaRole": "string",
            "tagList": [ "string" ],
            "taskList": { 
               "name": "string"
            },
            "taskPriority": "string",
            "taskStartToCloseTimeout": "string",
            "workflowId": "string",
            "workflowType": { 
               "name": "string",
               "version": "string"
            }
         },
         "startLambdaFunctionFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "cause": "string",
            "message": "string",
            "scheduledEventId": number
         },
         "startTimerFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "cause": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "timerId": "string"
         },
         "timerCanceledEventAttributes": { 
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "startedEventId": number,
            "timerId": "string"
         },
         "timerFiredEventAttributes": { 
            "startedEventId": number,
            "timerId": "string"
         },
         "timerStartedEventAttributes": { 
            "control": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "startToFireTimeout": "string",
            "timerId": "string"
         },
         "workflowExecutionCanceledEventAttributes": { 
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "details": "string"
         },
         "workflowExecutionCancelRequestedEventAttributes": { 
            "cause": "string",
            "externalInitiatedEventId": number,
            "externalWorkflowExecution": { 
               "runId": "string",
               "workflowId": "string"
            }
         },
         "workflowExecutionCompletedEventAttributes": { 
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "result": "string"
         },
         "workflowExecutionContinuedAsNewEventAttributes": { 
            "childPolicy": "string",
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "executionStartToCloseTimeout": "string",
            "input": "string",
            "lambdaRole": "string",
            "newExecutionRunId": "string",
            "tagList": [ "string" ],
            "taskList": { 
               "name": "string"
            },
            "taskPriority": "string",
            "taskStartToCloseTimeout": "string",
            "workflowType": { 
               "name": "string",
               "version": "string"
            }
         },
         "workflowExecutionFailedEventAttributes": { 
            "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": number,
            "details": "string",
            "reason": "string"
         },
         "workflowExecutionSignaledEventAttributes": { 
            "externalInitiatedEventId": number,
            "externalWorkflowExecution": { 
               "runId": "string",
               "workflowId": "string"
            },
            "input": "string",
            "signalName": "string"
         },
         "workflowExecutionStartedEventAttributes": { 
            "childPolicy": "string",
            "continuedExecutionRunId": "string",
            "executionStartToCloseTimeout": "string",
            "input": "string",
            "lambdaRole": "string",
            "parentInitiatedEventId": number,
            "parentWorkflowExecution": { 
               "runId": "string",
               "workflowId": "string"
            },
            "tagList": [ "string" ],
            "taskList": { 
               "name": "string"
            },
            "taskPriority": "string",
            "taskStartToCloseTimeout": "string",
            "workflowType": { 
               "name": "string",
               "version": "string"
            }
         },
         "workflowExecutionTerminatedEventAttributes": { 
            "cause": "string",
            "childPolicy": "string",
            "details": "string",
            "reason": "string"
         },
         "workflowExecutionTimedOutEventAttributes": { 
            "childPolicy": "string",
            "timeoutType": "string"
         }
      }
   ],
   "nextPageToken": "string"
}

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.

events

The list of history events.

Type: Array of HistoryEvent objects

nextPageToken

If a NextPageToken was returned by a previous call, there are more results available. To retrieve the next page of results, make the call again using the returned token in nextPageToken. Keep all other arguments unchanged.

The configured maximumPageSize determines how many results can be returned in a single call.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 2048.

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

OperationNotPermittedFault

Returned when the caller doesn't have sufficient permissions to invoke the action.

HTTP Status Code: 400

UnknownResourceFault

Returned when the named resource cannot be found with in the scope of this operation (region or domain). This could happen if the named resource was never created or is no longer available for this operation.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Example

GetWorkflowExecutionHistory Example

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1
Host: swf.us-east-1.amazonaws.com
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.25) Gecko/20111212 Firefox/3.6.25 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0E)
Accept: application/json, text/javascript, */*
Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate
Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
Keep-Alive: 115
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.0
X-Requested-With: XMLHttpRequest
X-Amz-Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 03:44:00 GMT
X-Amz-Target: SimpleWorkflowService.GetWorkflowExecutionHistory
Content-Encoding: amz-1.0
X-Amzn-Authorization: AWS3 AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE,Algorithm=HmacSHA256,SignedHeaders=Host;X-Amz-Date;X-Amz-Target;Content-Encoding,Signature=90GENeUWJbEAMWuVI0dcWatHjltMWddXfLjl0MbNOzM=
Referer: http://swf.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/explorer/index.html
Content-Length: 175
Pragma: no-cache
Cache-Control: no-cache

{
  "maximumPageSize": 10,
  "domain": "867530901",
  "execution": {
  "workflowId": "20110927-T-1",
  "runId": "d29e60b5-fa71-4276-a4be-948b0adcd20b"
  },
  "reverseOrder": true
}

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Length: 2942
Content-Type: application/json
x-amzn-RequestId: 5385723f-3ff4-11e1-b118-3bfa5e8e7fc3

{
  "nextPageToken": "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",
  "events": [
  {
    "eventId": 11,
    "eventType": "WorkflowExecutionTimedOut",
    "eventTimestamp": 1326671603.102,
    "workflowExecutionTimedOutEventAttributes": {
    "timeoutType": "START_TO_CLOSE",
    "childPolicy": "TERMINATE"
    }
  },
  {
    "eventId": 10,
    "eventType": "DecisionTaskScheduled",
    "decisionTaskScheduledEventAttributes": {
    "startToCloseTimeout": "600",
    "taskList": {
      "name": "specialTaskList"
    }
    },
    "eventTimestamp": 1326670566.124
  },
  {
    "eventId": 9,
    "eventType": "ActivityTaskTimedOut",
    "activityTaskTimedOutEventAttributes": {
    "startedEventId": 0,
    "scheduledEventId": 8,
    "timeoutType": "SCHEDULE_TO_START",
    "latestHeartbeatRecordedEventId": 0
    },
    "eventTimestamp": 1326670566.124
  },
  {
    "activityTaskScheduledEventAttributes": {
    "activityId": "verification-27",
    "activityType": {
      "version": "1.0",
      "name": "activityVerify"
    },
    "control": "digital music",
    "decisionTaskCompletedEventId": 7,
    "heartbeatTimeout": "120",
    "input": "5634-0056-4367-0923,12/12,437",
    "scheduleToStartTimeout": "300",
    "scheduleToCloseTimeout": "900",
    "startToCloseTimeout": "600",
    "taskList": {
      "name": "specialTaskList"
    },
    "taskPriority": "50"
    },
    "eventId": 8,
    "eventTimestamp": 1326670266.115,
    "eventType": "ActivityTaskScheduled"
  },
  {
    "eventId": 7,
    "eventType": "DecisionTaskCompleted",
    "decisionTaskCompletedEventAttributes": {
    "startedEventId": 6,
    "executionContext": "Black Friday",
    "scheduledEventId": 5
    },
    "eventTimestamp": 1326670266.103
  },
  {
    "eventId": 6,
    "decisionTaskStartedEventAttributes": {
    "scheduledEventId": 5,
    "identity": "Decider01"
    },
    "eventTimestamp": 1326670161.497,
    "eventType": "DecisionTaskStarted"
  },
  {
    "eventId": 5,
    "eventType": "DecisionTaskScheduled",
    "decisionTaskScheduledEventAttributes": {
    "startToCloseTimeout": "600",
    "taskList": {
      "name": "specialTaskList"
    }
    },
    "eventTimestamp": 1326668752.66
  },
  {
    "eventId": 4,
    "eventType": "DecisionTaskTimedOut",
    "eventTimestamp": 1326668752.66,
    "decisionTaskTimedOutEventAttributes": {
    "startedEventId": 3,
    "timeoutType": "START_TO_CLOSE",
    "scheduledEventId": 2
    }
  },
  {
    "eventId": 3,
    "decisionTaskStartedEventAttributes": {
    "scheduledEventId": 2,
    "identity": "Decider01"
    },
    "eventTimestamp": 1326668152.648,
    "eventType": "DecisionTaskStarted"
  },
  {
    "eventId": 2,
    "eventType": "DecisionTaskScheduled",
    "decisionTaskScheduledEventAttributes": {
    "startToCloseTimeout": "600",
    "taskList": {
      "name": "specialTaskList"
    }
    },
    "eventTimestamp": 1326668003.094
  }
  ]
}

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: