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Searches devices and lists the ones that meet a set of filter criteria.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

search-devices is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: Devices


[--filters <value>]
[--sort-criteria <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--filters (list)

The filters to use to list a specified set of devices. Supported filter keys are DeviceName, DeviceStatus, DeviceStatusDetailCode, RoomName, DeviceType, DeviceSerialNumber, UnassociatedOnly, and ConnectionStatus (ONLINE and OFFLINE).

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Values=string,string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Key": "string",
    "Values": ["string", ...]

--sort-criteria (list)

The sort order to use in listing the specified set of devices. Supported sort keys are DeviceName, DeviceStatus, RoomName, DeviceType, DeviceSerialNumber, and ConnectionStatus.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "ASC"|"DESC"

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the next-token from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command's output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command's output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a next-token is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the next-token value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the next-token response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


Devices -> (list)

The devices that meet the specified set of filter criteria, in sort order.


Device attributes.

DeviceArn -> (string)

The ARN of a device.

DeviceSerialNumber -> (string)

The serial number of a device.

DeviceType -> (string)

The type of a device.

DeviceName -> (string)

The name of a device.

SoftwareVersion -> (string)

The software version of a device.

MacAddress -> (string)

The MAC address of a device.

DeviceStatus -> (string)

The status of a device.

RoomArn -> (string)

The room ARN associated with a device.

RoomName -> (string)

The name of the room associated with a device.

DeviceStatusInfo -> (structure)

Detailed information about a device's status.

DeviceStatusDetails -> (list)

One or more device status detail descriptions.


Details of a device’s status.

Code -> (string)

The device status detail code.

ConnectionStatus -> (string)

The latest available information about the connection status of a device.

NextToken -> (string)

The token returned to indicate that there is more data available.

TotalCount -> (integer)

The total number of devices returned.