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[ aws . lex-models ]



Starts a job to import a resource to Amazon Lex.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--payload <value>
--resource-type <value>
--merge-strategy <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--payload (blob)

A zip archive in binary format. The archive should contain one file, a JSON file containing the resource to import. The resource should match the type specified in the resourceType field.

--resource-type (string)

Specifies the type of resource to export. Each resource also exports any resources that it depends on.

  • A bot exports dependent intents.
  • An intent exports dependent slot types.

Possible values:

  • BOT

--merge-strategy (string)

Specifies the action that the StartImport operation should take when there is an existing resource with the same name.

  • FAIL_ON_CONFLICT - The import operation is stopped on the first conflict between a resource in the import file and an existing resource. The name of the resource causing the conflict is in the failureReason field of the response to the GetImport operation. OVERWRITE_LATEST - The import operation proceeds even if there is a conflict with an existing resource. The $LASTEST version of the existing resource is overwritten with the data from the import file.

Possible values:


--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 name given to the import job.

resourceType -> (string)

The type of resource to import.

mergeStrategy -> (string)

The action to take when there is a merge conflict.

importId -> (string)

The identifier for the specific import job.

importStatus -> (string)

The status of the import job. If the status is FAILED , you can get the reason for the failure using the GetImport operation.

createdDate -> (timestamp)

A timestamp for the date and time that the import job was requested.