DescribeJobQueues - AWS Batch


Describes one or more of your job queues.

Request Syntax

POST /v1/describejobqueues HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "jobQueues": [ "string" ], "maxResults": number, "nextToken": "string" }

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


A list of up to 100 queue names or full queue Amazon Resource Name (ARN) entries.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No


The maximum number of results returned by DescribeJobQueues in paginated output. When this parameter is used, DescribeJobQueues only returns maxResults results in a single page and a nextToken response element. The remaining results of the initial request can be seen by sending another DescribeJobQueues request with the returned nextToken value. This value can be between 1 and 100. If this parameter isn't used, then DescribeJobQueues returns up to 100 results and a nextToken value if applicable.

Type: Integer

Required: No


The nextToken value returned from a previous paginated DescribeJobQueues request where maxResults was used and the results exceeded the value of that parameter. Pagination continues from the end of the previous results that returned the nextToken value. This value is null when there are no more results to return.


Treat this token as an opaque identifier that's only used to retrieve the next items in a list and not for other programmatic purposes.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "jobQueues": [ { "computeEnvironmentOrder": [ { "computeEnvironment": "string", "order": number } ], "jobQueueArn": "string", "jobQueueName": "string", "jobStateTimeLimitActions": [ { "action": "string", "maxTimeSeconds": number, "reason": "string", "state": "string" } ], "priority": number, "schedulingPolicyArn": "string", "state": "string", "status": "string", "statusReason": "string", "tags": { "string" : "string" } } ], "nextToken": "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.


The list of job queues.

Type: Array of JobQueueDetail objects


The nextToken value to include in a future DescribeJobQueues request. When the results of a DescribeJobQueues request exceed maxResults, this value can be used to retrieve the next page of results. This value is null when there are no more results to return.

Type: String



These errors are usually caused by a client action. One example cause is using an action or resource on behalf of a user that doesn't have permissions to use the action or resource. Another cause is specifying an identifier that's not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


These errors are usually caused by a server issue.

HTTP Status Code: 500


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This example describes the HighPriority job queue.

Sample Request

POST /v1/describejobqueues HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: [content-length] Authorization: [authorization-params] X-Amz-Date: 20161128T194731Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.11.21 Python/2.7.12 Darwin/16.1.0 botocore/1.4.78 { "jobQueues": [ "HighPriority" ] }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:47:32 GMT Content-Type: application/json Content-Length: [content-length] Connection: keep-alive x-amzn-RequestId: [request-id] X-Amzn-Trace-Id: [trace-id] X-Cache: Miss from cloudfront Via: 1.1 (CloudFront) X-Amz-Cf-Id: dwf7P2pnEYCxN1C3XdApqDtqzLfjpWAjbHvskd9oUqz4OUn9pvtx3Q== { "jobQueues": [{ "jobQueueName": "HighPriority", "jobQueueArn": "arn:aws:batch:us-east-1:123456789012:job-queue/HighPriority", "state": "ENABLED", "status": "VALID", "statusReason": "JobQueue Healthy", "priority": 10, "computeEnvironmentOrder": [{ "order": 1, "computeEnvironment": "arn:aws:batch:us-east-1:123456789012:compute-environment/C4OnDemand" }] }] }

See Also

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