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[ aws . rekognition ]




This operation applies only to Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels.

Creates a new Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels dataset. You can create a dataset by using an Amazon Sagemaker format manifest file or by copying an existing Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels dataset.

To create a training dataset for a project, specify TRAIN for the value of DatasetType . To create the test dataset for a project, specify TEST for the value of DatasetType .

The response from CreateDataset is the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the dataset. Creating a dataset takes a while to complete. Use DescribeDataset to check the current status. The dataset created successfully if the value of Status is CREATE_COMPLETE .

To check if any non-terminal errors occurred, call ListDatasetEntries and check for the presence of errors lists in the JSON Lines.

Dataset creation fails if a terminal error occurs (Status = CREATE_FAILED ). Currently, you can't access the terminal error information.

For more information, see Creating dataset in the Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels Developer Guide .

This operation requires permissions to perform the rekognition:CreateDataset action. If you want to copy an existing dataset, you also require permission to perform the rekognition:ListDatasetEntries action.

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--dataset-source <value>]
--dataset-type <value>
--project-arn <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>]


--dataset-source (structure)

The source files for the dataset. You can specify the ARN of an existing dataset or specify the Amazon S3 bucket location of an Amazon Sagemaker format manifest file. If you don't specify datasetSource , an empty dataset is created. To add labeled images to the dataset, You can use the console or call UpdateDatasetEntries .

GroundTruthManifest -> (structure)

The S3 bucket that contains an Amazon Sagemaker Ground Truth format manifest file.

S3Object -> (structure)

Provides the S3 bucket name and object name.

The region for the S3 bucket containing the S3 object must match the region you use for Amazon Rekognition operations.

For Amazon Rekognition to process an S3 object, the user must have permission to access the S3 object. For more information, see How Amazon Rekognition works with IAM in the Amazon Rekognition Developer Guide.

Bucket -> (string)

Name of the S3 bucket.

Name -> (string)

S3 object key name.

Version -> (string)

If the bucket is versioning enabled, you can specify the object version.

DatasetArn -> (string)

The ARN of an Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels dataset that you want to copy.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "GroundTruthManifest": {
    "S3Object": {
      "Bucket": "string",
      "Name": "string",
      "Version": "string"
  "DatasetArn": "string"

--dataset-type (string)

The type of the dataset. Specify TRAIN to create a training dataset. Specify TEST to create a test dataset.

Possible values:

  • TEST

--project-arn (string)

The ARN of the Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels project to which you want to asssign the dataset.

--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.


DatasetArn -> (string)

The ARN of the created Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels dataset.