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Retrieves information about an asset.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--asset-id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--asset-id (string)

The ID of the asset.

--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 describe an asset

The following describe-asset example describes a wind farm asset.

aws iotsitewise describe-asset \
    --asset-id a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-44444EXAMPLE


    "assetId": "a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-44444EXAMPLE",
    "assetArn": "arn:aws:iotsitewise:us-west-2:123456789012:asset/a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-44444EXAMPLE",
    "assetName": "Wind Farm 1",
    "assetModelId": "a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-22222EXAMPLE",
    "assetProperties": [
            "id": "a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-88888EXAMPLE",
            "name": "Region",
            "dataType": "STRING"
            "id": "a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-99999EXAMPLE",
            "name": "Total Generated Power",
            "dataType": "DOUBLE",
            "unit": "kW"
    "assetHierarchies": [
            "id": "a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-77777EXAMPLE",
            "name": "Wind Turbines"
    "assetCreationDate": 1575672453.0,
    "assetLastUpdateDate": 1575672453.0,
    "assetStatus": {
        "state": "ACTIVE"

For more information, see Describing a specific asset in the AWS IoT SiteWise User Guide.


assetId -> (string)

The ID of the asset.

assetArn -> (string)

The ARN of the asset, which has the following format.


assetName -> (string)

The name of the asset.

assetModelId -> (string)

The ID of the asset model that was used to create the asset.

assetProperties -> (list)

The list of asset properties for the asset.


Contains asset property information.

id -> (string)

The ID of the asset property.

name -> (string)

The name of the property.

alias -> (string)

The property alias that identifies the property, such as an OPC-UA server data stream path (for example, /company/windfarm/3/turbine/7/temperature ). For more information, see Mapping industrial data streams to asset properties in the AWS IoT SiteWise User Guide .

notification -> (structure)

The asset property's notification topic and state. For more information, see UpdateAssetProperty .

topic -> (string)

The MQTT topic to which AWS IoT SiteWise publishes property value update notifications.

state -> (string)

The current notification state.

dataType -> (string)

The data type of the asset property.

unit -> (string)

The unit (such as Newtons or RPM ) of the asset property.

assetHierarchies -> (list)

A list of asset hierarchies that each contain a hierarchyId . A hierarchy specifies allowed parent/child asset relationships.


Describes an asset hierarchy that contains a hierarchy's name and ID.

id -> (string)

The ID of the hierarchy. This ID is a hierarchyId .

name -> (string)

The hierarchy name provided in the CreateAssetModel or UpdateAssetModel API operation.

assetCreationDate -> (timestamp)

The date the asset was created, in Unix epoch time.

assetLastUpdateDate -> (timestamp)

The date the asset was last updated, in Unix epoch time.

assetStatus -> (structure)

The current status of the asset, which contains a state and any error message.

state -> (string)

The current status of the asset.

error -> (structure)

Contains associated error information, if any.

code -> (string)

The error code.

message -> (string)

The error message.