PutQueryDefinition - Amazon CloudWatch Logs

PutQueryDefinition

Creates or updates a query definition for CloudWatch Logs Insights. For more information, see Analyzing Log Data with CloudWatch Logs Insights.

To update a query definition, specify its queryDefinitionId in your request. The values of name, queryString, and logGroupNames are changed to the values that you specify in your update operation. No current values are retained from the current query definition. For example, if you update a current query definition that includes log groups, and you don't specify the logGroupNames parameter in your update operation, the query definition changes to contain no log groups.

You must have the logs:PutQueryDefinition permission to be able to perform this operation.

Request Syntax

{ "logGroupNames": [ "string" ], "name": "string", "queryDefinitionId": "string", "queryString": "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.

logGroupNames

Use this parameter to include specific log groups as part of your query definition.

If you are updating a query definition and you omit this parameter, then the updated definition will contain no log groups.

Type: Array of strings

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 512.

Pattern: [\.\-_/#A-Za-z0-9]+

Required: No

name

A name for the query definition. If you are saving a lot of query definitions, we recommend that you name them so that you can easily find the ones you want by using the first part of the name as a filter in the queryDefinitionNamePrefix parameter of DescribeQueryDefinitions.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Pattern: ^([^:*\/]+\/?)*[^:*\/]+$

Required: Yes

queryDefinitionId

If you are updating a query definition, use this parameter to specify the ID of the query definition that you want to update. You can use DescribeQueryDefinitions to retrieve the IDs of your saved query definitions.

If you are creating a query definition, do not specify this parameter. CloudWatch generates a unique ID for the new query definition and include it in the response to this operation.

Type: String

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

Required: No

queryString

The query string to use for this definition. For more information, see CloudWatch Logs Insights Query Syntax.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 10000.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "queryDefinitionId": "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.

queryDefinitionId

The ID of the query definition.

Type: String

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

Errors

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

InvalidParameterException

A parameter is specified incorrectly.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceNotFoundException

The specified resource does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ServiceUnavailableException

The service cannot complete the request.

HTTP Status Code: 500

Examples

Create a new query definition

This example creates a query definition.

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.PutQueryDefinition { "querystring": "stats sum(packets) as packetsTransferred by srcAddr, dstAddr | sort packetsTransferred desc | limit 15", "name": "VPC-top15-packet-transfers", "logGroupNames": [ "VPC_Flow_Log1", "VPC_Flow_Log2" ], }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: <RequestId> Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes> Date: <Date> { "queryDefinitionId": "123456ab-12ab-123a-789e-1234567890ab" }

Update a query definition

This example updates the query definition that was created in the previous example. The query is changed to show the top 25 responses instead of the top 15, and the name of the query is changed to reflect this.

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.PutQueryDefinition { "queryDefinitionId": "123456ab-12ab-123a-789e-1234567890ab", "querystring": "stats sum(packets) as packetsTransferred by srcAddr, dstAddr | sort packetsTransferred desc | limit 25", "name": "VPC-top25-packet-transfers", }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: <RequestId> Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes> Date: <Date> { "success": True }

See Also

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