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[ aws . kendra ]



Updates the settings of query suggestions for an index.

Amazon Kendra supports partial updates, so you only need to provide the fields you want to update.

If an update is currently processing, you need to wait for the update to finish before making another update.

Updates to query suggestions settings might not take effect right away. The time for your updated settings to take effect depends on the updates made and the number of search queries in your index.

You can still enable/disable query suggestions at any time.

UpdateQuerySuggestionsConfig is currently not supported in the Amazon Web Services GovCloud (US-West) region.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--index-id <value>
[--mode <value>]
[--query-log-look-back-window-in-days <value>]
[--include-queries-without-user-information | --no-include-queries-without-user-information]
[--minimum-number-of-querying-users <value>]
[--minimum-query-count <value>]
[--attribute-suggestions-config <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--index-id (string)

The identifier of the index with query suggestions you want to update.

--mode (string)

Set the mode to ENABLED or LEARN_ONLY .

By default, Amazon Kendra enables query suggestions. LEARN_ONLY mode allows you to turn off query suggestions. You can to update this at any time.

In LEARN_ONLY mode, Amazon Kendra continues to learn from new queries to keep suggestions up to date for when you are ready to switch to ENABLED mode again.

Possible values:


--query-log-look-back-window-in-days (integer)

How recent your queries are in your query log time window.

The time window is the number of days from current day to past days.

By default, Amazon Kendra sets this to 180.

--include-queries-without-user-information | --no-include-queries-without-user-information (boolean)

TRUE to include queries without user information (i.e. all queries, irrespective of the user), otherwise FALSE to only include queries with user information.

If you pass user information to Amazon Kendra along with the queries, you can set this flag to FALSE and instruct Amazon Kendra to only consider queries with user information.

If you set to FALSE , Amazon Kendra only considers queries searched at least MinimumQueryCount times across MinimumNumberOfQueryingUsers unique users for suggestions.

If you set to TRUE , Amazon Kendra ignores all user information and learns from all queries.

--minimum-number-of-querying-users (integer)

The minimum number of unique users who must search a query in order for the query to be eligible to suggest to your users.

Increasing this number might decrease the number of suggestions. However, this ensures a query is searched by many users and is truly popular to suggest to users.

How you tune this setting depends on your specific needs.

--minimum-query-count (integer)

The the minimum number of times a query must be searched in order to be eligible to suggest to your users.

Decreasing this number increases the number of suggestions. However, this affects the quality of suggestions as it sets a low bar for a query to be considered popular to suggest to users.

How you tune this setting depends on your specific needs.

--attribute-suggestions-config (structure)

Configuration information for the document fields/attributes that you want to base query suggestions on.

SuggestableConfigList -> (list)

The list of fields/attributes that you want to set as suggestible for query suggestions.


Provides the configuration information for a document field/attribute that you want to base query suggestions on.

AttributeName -> (string)

The name of the document field/attribute.

Suggestable -> (boolean)

TRUE means the document field/attribute is suggestible, so the contents within the field can be used for query suggestions.

AttributeSuggestionsMode -> (string)

You can set the mode to ACTIVE or INACTIVE . You must also set SuggestionTypes as either QUERY or DOCUMENT_ATTRIBUTES and then call GetQuerySuggestions . If Mode to use query history is set to ENABLED when calling UpdateQuerySuggestionsConfig and AttributeSuggestionsMode to use fields/attributes is set to ACTIVE , and you haven't set your SuggestionTypes preference to DOCUMENT_ATTRIBUTES , then Amazon Kendra uses the query history.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "SuggestableConfigList": [
      "AttributeName": "string",
      "Suggestable": true|false
  "AttributeSuggestionsMode": "ACTIVE"|"INACTIVE"

--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.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.