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Describes an execution.


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See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--execution-arn <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--execution-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the execution to describe.

--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.


executionArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that identifies the execution.

stateMachineArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the executed stated machine.

name -> (string)

The name of the execution.

A name must not contain:

  • white space
  • brackets `` { } [ ]``
  • wildcard characters ? *
  • special characters " # % \ ^ | ~ ` $ , ; : /
  • control characters (U+0000-001F , U+007F-009F )

status -> (string)

The current status of the execution.

startDate -> (timestamp)

The date the execution is started.

stopDate -> (timestamp)

If the execution has already ended, the date the execution stopped.

input -> (string)

The string that contains the JSON input data of the execution.

output -> (string)

The JSON output data of the execution.


This field is set only if the execution succeeds. If the execution fails, this field is null.