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Returns the current list of AWS services and a list of service categories that applies to each one. You then use service names and categories in your CreateCase requests. Each AWS service has its own set of categories.

The service codes and category codes correspond to the values that are displayed in the Service and Category drop-down lists on the AWS Support Center Create Case page. The values in those fields, however, do not necessarily match the service codes and categories returned by the DescribeServices request. Always use the service codes and categories obtained programmatically. This practice ensures that you always have the most recent set of service and category codes.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--service-code-list <value>]
[--language <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--service-code-list (list)

A JSON-formatted list of service codes available for AWS services.


"string" "string" ...

--language (string)

The ISO 639-1 code for the language in which AWS provides support. AWS Support currently supports English ("en") and Japanese ("ja"). Language parameters must be passed explicitly for operations that take them.

--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.


services -> (list)

A JSON-formatted list of AWS services.


Information about an AWS service returned by the DescribeServices operation.

code -> (string)

The code for an AWS service returned by the DescribeServices response. The name element contains the corresponding friendly name.

name -> (string)

The friendly name for an AWS service. The code element contains the corresponding code.

categories -> (list)

A list of categories that describe the type of support issue a case describes. Categories consist of a category name and a category code. Category names and codes are passed to AWS Support when you call CreateCase .


A JSON-formatted name/value pair that represents the category name and category code of the problem, selected from the DescribeServices response for each AWS service.

code -> (string)

The category code for the support case.

name -> (string)

The category name for the support case.