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Returns a list of details about test cases for a report.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

describe-test-cases 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: testCases


--report-arn <value>
[--filter <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--report-arn (string)

The ARN of the report for which test cases are returned.

--filter (structure)

A TestCaseFilter object used to filter the returned reports.

status -> (string)

The status used to filter test cases. A TestCaseFilter can have one status. Valid values are:


keyword -> (string)

A keyword that is used to filter on the name or the prefix of the test cases. Only test cases where the keyword is a substring of the name or the prefix will be returned.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "status": "string",
  "keyword": "string"

--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. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken 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 NextToken is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken 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.


To get detailed information about test cases in AWS CodeBuild.

The following describe-test-cases example gets information about the test cases in the specified report.

aws codebuild describe-test-cases \
    --report-arn arn:aws:codebuild:<region-ID>:<account-ID>:report/<report-group-name>:<report-ID>


    "testCases": [
            "reportArn": "arn:aws:codebuild:<region-ID>:<account-ID>:report/<report-group-name>:<report-ID>",
            "testRawDataPath": "<test-report-path>",
            "prefix": "NUnit.Tests.Assemblies.MockTestFixture",
            "name": "NUnit.Tests.Assemblies.MockTestFixture.NotRunnableTest",
            "status": "ERROR",
            "durationInNanoSeconds": 0,
            "message": "No arguments were provided\n",
            "expired": "2020-11-20T17:52:10+00:00"
            "reportArn": "arn:aws:codebuild:<region-ID>:<account-ID>:report/<report-group-name>:<report-ID>",
            "testRawDataPath": "<test-report-path>",
            "prefix": "NUnit.Tests.Assemblies.MockTestFixture",
            "name": "NUnit.Tests.Assemblies.MockTestFixture.TestWithException",
            "status": "ERROR",
            "durationInNanoSeconds": 0,
            "message": "System.ApplicationException : Intentional Exception\nat NUnit.Tests.Assemblies.MockTestFixture.MethodThrowsException()\nat NUnit.Tests.Assemblies.MockTestFixture.TestWithException()\n\n",
            "expired": "2020-11-20T17:52:10+00:00"

For more information, see Working with test reporting in AWS CodeBuild in the AWS CodeBuild User Guide.


nextToken -> (string)

During a previous call, the maximum number of items that can be returned is the value specified in maxResults . If there more items in the list, then a unique string called a nextToken is returned. To get the next batch of items in the list, call this operation again, adding the next token to the call. To get all of the items in the list, keep calling this operation with each subsequent next token that is returned, until no more next tokens are returned.

testCases -> (list)

The returned list of test cases.


Information about a test case created using a framework such as NUnit or Cucumber. A test case might be a unit test or a configuration test.

reportArn -> (string)

The ARN of the report to which the test case belongs.

testRawDataPath -> (string)

The path to the raw data file that contains the test result.

prefix -> (string)

A string that is applied to a series of related test cases. CodeBuild generates the prefix. The prefix depends on the framework used to generate the tests.

name -> (string)

The name of the test case.

status -> (string)

The status returned by the test case after it was run. Valid statuses are SUCCEEDED , FAILED , ERROR , SKIPPED , and UNKNOWN .

durationInNanoSeconds -> (long)

The number of nanoseconds it took to run this test case.

message -> (string)

A message associated with a test case. For example, an error message or stack trace.

expired -> (timestamp)

The date and time a test case expires. A test case expires 30 days after it is created. An expired test case is not available to view in CodeBuild.