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Amazon Cognito Sync
API Reference (API Version 2014-06-30)

DescribeDataset

Gets meta data about a dataset by identity and dataset name. With Amazon Cognito Sync, each identity has access only to its own data. Thus, the credentials used to make this API call need to have access to the identity data.

This API can be called with temporary user credentials provided by Cognito Identity or with developer credentials. You should use Cognito Identity credentials to make this API call.

Request Syntax

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GET /identitypools/IdentityPoolId/identities/IdentityId/datasets/DatasetName HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.

DatasetName

A string of up to 128 characters. Allowed characters are a-z, A-Z, 0-9, '_' (underscore), '-' (dash), and '.' (dot).

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9_.:-]+

IdentityId

A name-spaced GUID (for example, us-east-1:23EC4050-6AEA-7089-A2DD-08002EXAMPLE) created by Amazon Cognito. GUID generation is unique within a region.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 55.

Pattern: [\w-]+:[0-9a-f-]+

IdentityPoolId

A name-spaced GUID (for example, us-east-1:23EC4050-6AEA-7089-A2DD-08002EXAMPLE) created by Amazon Cognito. GUID generation is unique within a region.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 55.

Pattern: [\w-]+:[0-9a-f-]+

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

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HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "Dataset": { "CreationDate": number, "DatasetName": "string", "DataStorage": number, "IdentityId": "string", "LastModifiedBy": "string", "LastModifiedDate": number, "NumRecords": number } }

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.

Dataset

Metadata for a collection of data for an identity. An identity can have multiple datasets. A dataset can be general or associated with a particular entity in an application (like a saved game). Datasets are automatically created if they don't exist. Data is synced by dataset, and a dataset can hold up to 1MB of key-value pairs

Type: Dataset object

Errors

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

InternalErrorException

Indicates an internal service error.

HTTP Status Code: 500

InvalidParameterException

Thrown when a request parameter does not comply with the associated constraints.

HTTP Status Code: 400

NotAuthorizedException

Thrown when a user is not authorized to access the requested resource.

HTTP Status Code: 403

ResourceNotFoundException

Thrown if the resource doesn't exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404

TooManyRequestsException

Thrown if the request is throttled.

HTTP Status Code: 429

See Also

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