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Retrieves all active group details.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

get-groups is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: Groups


[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--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.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command's output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--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.


To retrieve all groups

The following example displays details for all active group.

aws xray get-groups


    "Groups": [
            "GroupName": "AdminGroup",
            "GroupARN": "arn:aws:xray:us-west-2:123456789012:group/AdminGroup/123456789",
            "FilterExpression": "service(\"\") {fault OR error}"
            "GroupName": "SDETGroup",
            "GroupARN": "arn:aws:xray:us-west-2:123456789012:group/SDETGroup/987654321",
            "FilterExpression": "responsetime > 2"

For more information, see Configuring Sampling, Groups, and Encryption Settings with the AWS X-Ray API in the AWS X-Ray Developer Guide.


Groups -> (list)

The collection of all active groups.


Details for a group without metadata.

GroupName -> (string)

The unique case-sensitive name of the group.

GroupARN -> (string)

The ARN of the group generated based on the GroupName.

FilterExpression -> (string)

The filter expression defining the parameters to include traces.

NextToken -> (string)

Pagination token. Not used.