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[ aws . batch ]



Submits an AWS Batch job from a job definition. Parameters specified during submit-job override parameters defined in the job definition.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--job-name <value>
--job-queue <value>
[--array-properties <value>]
[--depends-on <value>]
--job-definition <value>
[--parameters <value>]
[--container-overrides <value>]
[--retry-strategy <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--job-name (string)

The name of the job. The first character must be alphanumeric, and up to 128 letters (uppercase and lowercase), numbers, hyphens, and underscores are allowed.

--job-queue (string)

The job queue into which the job is submitted. You can specify either the name or the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the queue.

--array-properties (structure)

The array properties for the submitted job, such as the size of the array. The array size can be between 2 and 10,000. If you specify array properties for a job, it becomes an array job. For more information, see Array Jobs in the AWS Batch User Guide .

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "size": integer

--depends-on (list)

A list of dependencies for the job. A job can depend upon a maximum of 20 jobs. You can specify a SEQUENTIAL type dependency without specifying a job ID for array jobs so that each child array job completes sequentially, starting at index 0. You can also specify an N_TO_N type dependency with a job ID for array jobs so that each index child of this job must wait for the corresponding index child of each dependency to complete before it can begin.

Shorthand Syntax:

jobId=string,type=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "jobId": "string",
    "type": "N_TO_N"|"SEQUENTIAL"

--job-definition (string)

The job definition used by this job. This value can be either a name:revision or the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the job definition.

--parameters (map)

Additional parameters passed to the job that replace parameter substitution placeholders that are set in the job definition. Parameters are specified as a key and value pair mapping. Parameters in a submit-job request override any corresponding parameter defaults from the job definition.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

{"string": "string"

--container-overrides (structure)

A list of container overrides in JSON format that specify the name of a container in the specified job definition and the overrides it should receive. You can override the default command for a container (that is specified in the job definition or the Docker image) with a command override. You can also override existing environment variables (that are specified in the job definition or Docker image) on a container or add new environment variables to it with an environment override.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "vcpus": integer,
  "memory": integer,
  "command": ["string", ...],
  "environment": [
      "name": "string",
      "value": "string"

--retry-strategy (structure)

The retry strategy to use for failed jobs from this submit-job operation. When a retry strategy is specified here, it overrides the retry strategy defined in the job definition.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "attempts": integer

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.


To submit a job

This example submits a simple container job called example to the HighPriority job queue.


aws batch submit-job --job-name example --job-queue HighPriority  --job-definition sleep60


    "jobName": "example",
    "jobId": "876da822-4198-45f2-a252-6cea32512ea8"


jobName -> (string)

The name of the job.

jobId -> (string)

The unique identifier for the job.