GetQueryResults - Amazon CloudWatch Logs


Returns the results from the specified query.

Only the fields requested in the query are returned, along with a @ptr field, which is the identifier for the log record. You can use the value of @ptr in a GetLogRecord operation to get the full log record.

GetQueryResults does not start running a query. To run a query, use StartQuery. For more information about how long results of previous queries are available, see CloudWatch Logs quotas.

If the value of the Status field in the output is Running, this operation returns only partial results. If you see a value of Scheduled or Running for the status, you can retry the operation later to see the final results.

If you are using CloudWatch cross-account observability, you can use this operation in a monitoring account to start queries in linked source accounts. For more information, see CloudWatch cross-account observability.

Request Syntax

{ "queryId": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The ID number of the query.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 256.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "encryptionKey": "string", "results": [ [ { "field": "string", "value": "string" } ] ], "statistics": { "bytesScanned": number, "recordsMatched": number, "recordsScanned": number }, "status": "string" }

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.


If you associated an AWS KMS key with the CloudWatch Logs Insights query results in this account, this field displays the ARN of the key that's used to encrypt the query results when StartQuery stores them.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 256.


The log events that matched the query criteria during the most recent time it ran.

The results value is an array of arrays. Each log event is one object in the top-level array. Each of these log event objects is an array of field/value pairs.

Type: Array of arrays of ResultField objects


Includes the number of log events scanned by the query, the number of log events that matched the query criteria, and the total number of bytes in the scanned log events. These values reflect the full raw results of the query.

Type: QueryStatistics object


The status of the most recent running of the query. Possible values are Cancelled, Complete, Failed, Running, Scheduled, Timeout, and Unknown.

Queries time out after 60 minutes of runtime. To avoid having your queries time out, reduce the time range being searched or partition your query into a number of queries.

Type: String

Valid Values: Scheduled | Running | Complete | Failed | Cancelled | Timeout | Unknown


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


A parameter is specified incorrectly.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified resource does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The service cannot complete the request.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Get results from a recent query

The following returns the results from a specified query.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: logs.<region>.<domain> X-Amz-Date: <DATE> Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=<Credential>, SignedHeaders=content-type;date;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target;x-amzn-requestid, Signature=<Signature> User-Agent: <UserAgentString> Accept: application/json Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes> Connection: Keep-Alive X-Amz-Target: Logs_20140328.GetQueryResults { "queryId": "12ab3456-12ab-123a-789e-1234567890ab" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: <RequestId> Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes> Date: <Date> { "results": [ [ { "field": "LogEvent1-field1-name", "value": "LogEvent1-field1-value" }, { "field": "LogEvent1-field2-name", "value": "LogEvent1-field2-value" }, ... { "field": "LogEvent1-fieldX-name", "value": "LogEvent1-fieldX-value" } ], [ { "field": "LogEvent2-field1-name", "value": "LogEvent2-field1-value" }, { "field": "LogEvent2-field2-name", "value": "LogEvent2-field2-value" }, ... { "field": "LogEvent2-fieldX-name", "value": "LogEvent2-fieldX-value" } ], [ { "field": "LogEventZ-field1-name", "value": "LogEventZ-field1-value" }, { "field": "LogEventZ-field2-name", "value": "LogEventZ-field2-value" }, ... { "field": "LogEventZ-fieldX-name", "value": "LogEventZ-fieldX-value" } ] ], "statistics": { "bytesScanned": 81349723, "recordsMatched": 360851, "recordsScanned": 610956 }, "status": "Complete" }

See Also

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