AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Invokes the GetQueueAttributes operation against Amazon Simple Queue Service.

Syntax

Get-SQSQueueAttribute
-QueueUrl <String>
-AttributeName <String[]>

Description

Gets attributes for the specified queue. To determine whether a queue is FIFO, you can check whether QueueName ends with the .fifo suffix. Some actions take lists of parameters. These lists are specified using the param.n notation. Values of n are integers starting from 1. For example, a parameter list with two elements looks like this: &Attribute.1=this&Attribute.2=that

Parameters

-AttributeName <String[]>
A list of attributes for which to retrieve information.In the future, new attributes might be added. If you write code that calls this action, we recommend that you structure your code so that it can handle new attributes gracefully.The following attributes are supported:
  • All - Returns all values.
  • ApproximateNumberOfMessages - Returns the approximate number of visible messages in a queue. For more information, see Resources Required to Process Messages in the Amazon SQS Developer Guide.
  • ApproximateNumberOfMessagesDelayed - Returns the approximate number of messages that are waiting to be added to the queue.
  • ApproximateNumberOfMessagesNotVisible - Returns the approximate number of messages that have not timed-out and aren't deleted. For more information, see Resources Required to Process Messages in the Amazon SQS Developer Guide.
  • CreatedTimestamp - Returns the time when the queue was created in seconds (epoch time).
  • DelaySeconds - Returns the default delay on the queue in seconds.
  • LastModifiedTimestamp - Returns the time when the queue was last changed in seconds (epoch time).
  • MaximumMessageSize - Returns the limit of how many bytes a message can contain before Amazon SQS rejects it.
  • MessageRetentionPeriod - Returns the length of time, in seconds, for which Amazon SQS retains a message.
  • Policy - Returns the policy of the queue.
  • QueueArn - Returns the Amazon resource name (ARN) of the queue.
  • ReceiveMessageWaitTimeSeconds - Returns the length of time, in seconds, for which the ReceiveMessage action waits for a message to arrive.
  • RedrivePolicy - Returns the parameters for dead letter queue functionality of the source queue. For more information about the redrive policy and dead letter queues, see Using Amazon SQS Dead Letter Queues in the Amazon SQS Developer Guide.
  • VisibilityTimeout - Returns the visibility timeout for the queue. For more information about the visibility timeout, see Visibility Timeout in the Amazon SQS Developer Guide.
The following attributes apply only to server-side-encryption:
  • KmsMasterKeyId - Returns the ID of an AWS-managed customer master key (CMK) for Amazon SQS or a custom CMK. For more information, see Key Terms.
  • KmsDataKeyReusePeriodSeconds - Returns the length of time, in seconds, for which Amazon SQS can reuse a data key to encrypt or decrypt messages before calling AWS KMS again.
The following attributes apply only to FIFO (first-in-first-out) queues:
  • FifoQueue - Returns whether the queue is FIFO. For more information, see FIFO Queue Logic in the Amazon SQS Developer Guide.To determine whether a queue is FIFO, you can check whether QueueName ends with the .fifo suffix.
  • ContentBasedDeduplication - Returns whether content-based deduplication is enabled for the queue. For more information, see Exactly-Once Processing in the Amazon SQS Developer Guide.
Required?False
Position?2
Accept pipeline input?False
-QueueUrl <String>
The URL of the Amazon SQS queue whose attribute information is retrieved.Queue URLs are case-sensitive.
Required?False
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileLocation <String>

Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)

If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials. Note that the encrypted credential file is not supported on all platforms. It will be skipped when searching for profiles on Windows Nano Server, Mac, and Linux platforms.

If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.

As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Region <String>
The system name of the AWS region in which the operation should be invoked. For example, us-east-1, eu-west-1 etc.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-EndpointUrl <String>

The endpoint to make the call against.

Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False

Inputs

You can pipe a String object to this cmdlet for the QueueUrl parameter.

Outputs

This cmdlet returns a Amazon.SQS.Model.GetQueueAttributesResponse object containing multiple properties. The object can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> Get-SQSQueueAttribute -AttributeName All -QueueUrl https://sqs.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/80398EXAMPLE/MyQueue

VisibilityTimeout : 30
DelaySeconds : 0
MaximumMessageSize : 262144
MessageRetentionPeriod : 345600
ApproximateNumberOfMessages : 0
ApproximateNumberOfMessagesNotVisible : 0
ApproximateNumberOfMessagesDelayed : 0
CreatedTimestamp : 2/11/2015 5:53:35 PM
LastModifiedTimestamp : 12/29/2015 2:23:17 PM
QueueARN : arn:aws:sqs:us-east-1:80398EXAMPLE:MyQueue
Policy : {"Version":"2008-10-17","Id":"arn:aws:sqs:us-east-1:80398EXAMPLE:MyQueue/SQSDefaultPolicy","Statement":[{"Sid":"Sid14
495134224EX","Effect":"Allow","Principal":{"AWS":"*"},"Action":"SQS:SendMessage","Resource":"arn:aws:sqs:us-east-1:80
398EXAMPLE:MyQueue","Condition":{"ArnEquals":{"aws:SourceArn":"arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:80398EXAMPLE:MyTopic"}}},{"Sid":
"SendMessagesFromMyQueue","Effect":"Allow","Principal":{"AWS":"80398EXAMPLE"},"Action":"SQS:SendMessage","Resource":"
arn:aws:sqs:us-east-1:80398EXAMPLE:MyQueue"}]}
Attributes : {[QueueArn, arn:aws:sqs:us-east-1:80398EXAMPLE:MyQueue], [ApproximateNumberOfMessages, 0],
[ApproximateNumberOfMessagesNotVisible, 0], [ApproximateNumberOfMessagesDelayed, 0]...}
This example lists all attributes for the specified queue.

Example 2

PS C:\> Get-SQSQueueAttribute -AttributeName MaximumMessageSize, VisibilityTimeout -QueueUrl https://sqs.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/80398EXAMPLE/MyQueue

VisibilityTimeout : 30
DelaySeconds : 0
MaximumMessageSize : 262144
MessageRetentionPeriod : 345600
ApproximateNumberOfMessages : 0
ApproximateNumberOfMessagesNotVisible : 0
ApproximateNumberOfMessagesDelayed : 0
CreatedTimestamp : 2/11/2015 5:53:35 PM
LastModifiedTimestamp : 12/29/2015 2:23:17 PM
QueueARN : arn:aws:sqs:us-east-1:80398EXAMPLE:MyQueue
Policy : {"Version":"2008-10-17","Id":"arn:aws:sqs:us-east-1:80398EXAMPLE:MyQueue/SQSDefaultPolicy","Statement":[{"Sid":"Sid14
495134224EX","Effect":"Allow","Principal":{"AWS":"*"},"Action":"SQS:SendMessage","Resource":"arn:aws:sqs:us-east-1:80
398EXAMPLE:MyQueue","Condition":{"ArnEquals":{"aws:SourceArn":"arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:80398EXAMPLE:MyTopic"}}},{"Sid":
"SendMessagesFromMyQueue","Effect":"Allow","Principal":{"AWS":"80398EXAMPLE"},"Action":"SQS:SendMessage","Resource":"
arn:aws:sqs:us-east-1:80398EXAMPLE:MyQueue"}]}
Attributes : {[MaximumMessageSize, 262144], [VisibilityTimeout, 30]}
This example lists separately only the specified attributes for the specified queue.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z