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Creates a new job definition.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--name <value>
[--description <value>]
[--log-uri <value>]
--role <value>
[--execution-property <value>]
--command <value>
[--default-arguments <value>]
[--connections <value>]
[--max-retries <value>]
[--allocated-capacity <value>]
[--timeout <value>]
[--notification-property <value>]
[--security-configuration <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--name (string)

The name you assign to this job definition. It must be unique in your account.

--description (string)

Description of the job being defined.

--log-uri (string)

This field is reserved for future use.

--role (string)

The name or ARN of the IAM role associated with this job.

--execution-property (structure)

An ExecutionProperty specifying the maximum number of concurrent runs allowed for this job.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "MaxConcurrentRuns": integer

--command (structure)

The JobCommand that executes this job.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "Name": "string",
  "ScriptLocation": "string"

--default-arguments (map)

The default arguments for this job.

You can specify arguments here that your own job-execution script consumes, as well as arguments that AWS Glue itself consumes.

For information about how to specify and consume your own Job arguments, see the Calling AWS Glue APIs in Python topic in the developer guide.

For information about the key-value pairs that AWS Glue consumes to set up your job, see the Special Parameters Used by AWS Glue topic in the developer guide.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

{"string": "string"

--connections (structure)

The connections used for this job.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "Connections": ["string", ...]

--max-retries (integer)

The maximum number of times to retry this job if it fails.

--allocated-capacity (integer)

The number of AWS Glue data processing units (DPUs) to allocate to this Job. From 2 to 100 DPUs can be allocated; the default is 10. A DPU is a relative measure of processing power that consists of 4 vCPUs of compute capacity and 16 GB of memory. For more information, see the AWS Glue pricing page .

--timeout (integer)

The job timeout in minutes. This is the maximum time that a job run can consume resources before it is terminated and enters TIMEOUT status. The default is 2,880 minutes (48 hours).

--notification-property (structure)

Specifies configuration properties of a job notification.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "NotifyDelayAfter": integer

--security-configuration (string)

The name of the SecurityConfiguration structure to be used with this job.

--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.


Name -> (string)

The unique name that was provided for this job definition.