AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Container for the parameters to the GetShardIterator operation. Gets an Amazon Kinesis shard iterator. A shard iterator expires five minutes after it is returned to the requester.

A shard iterator specifies the shard position from which to start reading data records sequentially. The position is specified using the sequence number of a data record in a shard. A sequence number is the identifier associated with every record ingested in the stream, and is assigned when a record is put into the stream. Each stream has one or more shards.

You must specify the shard iterator type. For example, you can set the ShardIteratorType parameter to read exactly from the position denoted by a specific sequence number by using the AT_SEQUENCE_NUMBER shard iterator type, or right after the sequence number by using the AFTER_SEQUENCE_NUMBER shard iterator type, using sequence numbers returned by earlier calls to PutRecord, PutRecords, GetRecords, or DescribeStream. In the request, you can specify the shard iterator type AT_TIMESTAMP to read records from an arbitrary point in time, TRIM_HORIZON to cause ShardIterator to point to the last untrimmed record in the shard in the system (the oldest data record in the shard), or LATEST so that you always read the most recent data in the shard.

When you read repeatedly from a stream, use a GetShardIterator request to get the first shard iterator for use in your first GetRecords request and for subsequent reads use the shard iterator returned by the GetRecords request in NextShardIterator. A new shard iterator is returned by every GetRecords request in NextShardIterator, which you use in the ShardIterator parameter of the next GetRecords request.

If a GetShardIterator request is made too often, you receive a ProvisionedThroughputExceededException. For more information about throughput limits, see GetRecords, and Streams Limits in the Amazon Kinesis Streams Developer Guide.

If the shard is closed, GetShardIterator returns a valid iterator for the last sequence number of the shard. Note that a shard can be closed as a result of using SplitShard or MergeShards.

GetShardIterator has a limit of 5 transactions per second per account per open shard.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  Amazon.Runtime.AmazonWebServiceRequest
    Amazon.Kinesis.AmazonKinesisRequest
      Amazon.Kinesis.Model.GetShardIteratorRequest

Namespace: Amazon.Kinesis.Model
Assembly: AWSSDK.Kinesis.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z

Syntax

C#
public class GetShardIteratorRequest : AmazonKinesisRequest
         IAmazonWebServiceRequest

The GetShardIteratorRequest type exposes the following members

Constructors

NameDescription
Public Method GetShardIteratorRequest()

Properties

NameTypeDescription
Public Property ShardId System.String

Gets and sets the property ShardId.

The shard ID of the Amazon Kinesis shard to get the iterator for.

Public Property ShardIteratorType Amazon.Kinesis.ShardIteratorType

Gets and sets the property ShardIteratorType.

Determines how the shard iterator is used to start reading data records from the shard.

The following are the valid Amazon Kinesis shard iterator types:

  • AT_SEQUENCE_NUMBER - Start reading from the position denoted by a specific sequence number, provided in the value StartingSequenceNumber.

  • AFTER_SEQUENCE_NUMBER - Start reading right after the position denoted by a specific sequence number, provided in the value StartingSequenceNumber.

  • AT_TIMESTAMP - Start reading from the position denoted by a specific timestamp, provided in the value Timestamp.

  • TRIM_HORIZON - Start reading at the last untrimmed record in the shard in the system, which is the oldest data record in the shard.

  • LATEST - Start reading just after the most recent record in the shard, so that you always read the most recent data in the shard.

Public Property StartingSequenceNumber System.String

Gets and sets the property StartingSequenceNumber.

The sequence number of the data record in the shard from which to start reading. Used with shard iterator type AT_SEQUENCE_NUMBER and AFTER_SEQUENCE_NUMBER.

Public Property StreamName System.String

Gets and sets the property StreamName.

The name of the Amazon Kinesis stream.

Public Property Timestamp System.DateTime

Gets and sets the property Timestamp.

The timestamp of the data record from which to start reading. Used with shard iterator type AT_TIMESTAMP. A timestamp is the Unix epoch date with precision in milliseconds. For example, 2016-04-04T19:58:46.480-00:00 or 1459799926.480. If a record with this exact timestamp does not exist, the iterator returned is for the next (later) record. If the timestamp is older than the current trim horizon, the iterator returned is for the oldest untrimmed data record (TRIM_HORIZON).

Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

Unity:
Supported Versions: 4.6 and above
Supported Platforms: Android, iOS, Standalone