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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>
[--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 will be submitted. You can specify either the name or the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the queue.

--depends-on (list)

A list of job IDs on which this job depends. A job can depend upon a maximum of 20 jobs.

Shorthand Syntax:

jobId=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "jobId": "string"

--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.