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Creates an application version for the specified application. You can create an application version from a source bundle in Amazon S3, a commit in AWS CodeCommit, or the output of an AWS CodeBuild build as follows:

Specify a commit in an AWS CodeCommit repository with SourceBuildInformation .

Specify a build in an AWS CodeBuild with SourceBuildInformation and BuildConfiguration .

Specify a source bundle in S3 with SourceBundle

Omit both SourceBuildInformation and SourceBundle to use the default sample application.


Once you create an application version with a specified Amazon S3 bucket and key location, you cannot change that Amazon S3 location. If you change the Amazon S3 location, you receive an exception when you attempt to launch an environment from the application version.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--application-name <value>
--version-label <value>
[--description <value>]
[--source-build-information <value>]
[--source-bundle <value>]
[--build-configuration <value>]
[--auto-create-application | --no-auto-create-application]
[--process | --no-process]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--application-name (string)

The name of the application. If no application is found with this name, and AutoCreateApplication is false , returns an InvalidParameterValue error.

--version-label (string)

A label identifying this version.

Constraint: Must be unique per application. If an application version already exists with this label for the specified application, AWS Elastic Beanstalk returns an InvalidParameterValue error.

--description (string)

Describes this version.

--source-build-information (structure)

Specify a commit in an AWS CodeCommit Git repository to use as the source code for the application version.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "SourceType": "Git"|"Zip",
  "SourceRepository": "CodeCommit"|"S3",
  "SourceLocation": "string"

--source-bundle (structure)

The Amazon S3 bucket and key that identify the location of the source bundle for this version.


The Amazon S3 bucket must be in the same region as the environment.

Specify a source bundle in S3 or a commit in an AWS CodeCommit repository (with SourceBuildInformation ), but not both. If neither SourceBundle nor SourceBuildInformation are provided, Elastic Beanstalk uses a sample application.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "S3Bucket": "string",
  "S3Key": "string"

--build-configuration (structure)

Settings for an AWS CodeBuild build.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "ArtifactName": "string",
  "CodeBuildServiceRole": "string",
  "Image": "string",
  "TimeoutInMinutes": integer

--auto-create-application | --no-auto-create-application (boolean)

Set to true to create an application with the specified name if it doesn't already exist.

--process | --no-process (boolean)

Pre-processes and validates the environment manifest (env.yaml ) and configuration files (*.config files in the .ebextensions folder) in the source bundle. Validating configuration files can identify issues prior to deploying the application version to an environment.

You must turn processing on for application versions that you create using AWS CodeBuild or AWS CodeCommit. For application versions built from a source bundle in Amazon S3, processing is optional.


The Process option validates Elastic Beanstalk configuration files. It doesn't validate your application's configuration files, like proxy server or Docker configuration.

--tags (list)

Specifies the tags applied to the application version.

Elastic Beanstalk applies these tags only to the application version. Environments that use the application version don't inherit the tags.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "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.

--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 create a new application version

The following command creates a new version, "v1" of an application named "MyApp":

aws elasticbeanstalk create-application-version --application-name MyApp --version-label v1 --description MyAppv1 --source-bundle S3Bucket="my-bucket",S3Key="sample.war" --auto-create-application

The application will be created automatically if it does not already exist, due to the auto-create-application option. The source bundle is a .war file stored in an s3 bucket named "my-bucket" that contains the Apache Tomcat sample application.


  "ApplicationVersion": {
      "ApplicationName": "MyApp",
      "VersionLabel": "v1",
      "Description": "MyAppv1",
      "DateCreated": "2015-02-03T23:01:25.412Z",
      "DateUpdated": "2015-02-03T23:01:25.412Z",
      "SourceBundle": {
          "S3Bucket": "my-bucket",
          "S3Key": "sample.war"


ApplicationVersion -> (structure)

The ApplicationVersionDescription of the application version.

ApplicationVersionArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the application version.

ApplicationName -> (string)

The name of the application to which the application version belongs.

Description -> (string)

The description of the application version.

VersionLabel -> (string)

A unique identifier for the application version.

SourceBuildInformation -> (structure)

If the version's source code was retrieved from AWS CodeCommit, the location of the source code for the application version.

SourceType -> (string)

The type of repository.

  • Git
  • Zip

SourceRepository -> (string)

Location where the repository is stored.

  • CodeCommit
  • S3

SourceLocation -> (string)

The location of the source code, as a formatted string, depending on the value of SourceRepository

  • For CodeCommit , the format is the repository name and commit ID, separated by a forward slash. For example, my-git-repo/265cfa0cf6af46153527f55d6503ec030551f57a .
  • For S3 , the format is the S3 bucket name and object key, separated by a forward slash. For example, my-s3-bucket/Folders/my-source-file .

BuildArn -> (string)

Reference to the artifact from the AWS CodeBuild build.

SourceBundle -> (structure)

The storage location of the application version's source bundle in Amazon S3.

S3Bucket -> (string)

The Amazon S3 bucket where the data is located.

S3Key -> (string)

The Amazon S3 key where the data is located.

DateCreated -> (timestamp)

The creation date of the application version.

DateUpdated -> (timestamp)

The last modified date of the application version.

Status -> (string)

The processing status of the application version. Reflects the state of the application version during its creation. Many of the values are only applicable if you specified True for the Process parameter of the CreateApplicationVersion action. The following list describes the possible values.

  • Unprocessed – Application version wasn't pre-processed or validated. Elastic Beanstalk will validate configuration files during deployment of the application version to an environment.
  • Processing – Elastic Beanstalk is currently processing the application version.
  • Building – Application version is currently undergoing an AWS CodeBuild build.
  • Processed – Elastic Beanstalk was successfully pre-processed and validated.
  • Failed – Either the AWS CodeBuild build failed or configuration files didn't pass validation. This application version isn't usable.