Amazon CloudSearch
Developer Guide (API Version 2013-01-01)



Gets information about the index fields configured for the search domain. Can be limited to specific fields by name. By default, shows all fields and includes any pending changes to the configuration. Set the Deployed option to true to show the active configuration and exclude pending changes. For more information, see Getting Domain Information in the Amazon CloudSearch Developer Guide.

Request Parameters

For information about the common parameters that all actions use, see Common Parameters.


Whether to display the deployed configuration (true) or include any pending changes (false). Defaults to false.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The name of the domain you want to describe.

Type: String

Length constraints: Minimum length of 3. Maximum length of 28.

Required: Yes


A list of the index fields you want to describe. If not specified, information is returned for all configured index fields.

Type: String list

Length constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Required: No

Response Elements

The following element is returned in a structure named DescribeIndexFieldsResult.


The index fields configured for the domain.

Type: IndexFieldStatus list


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


An error occurred while processing the request.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An internal error occurred while processing the request. If this problem persists, report an issue from the Service Health Dashboard.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request was rejected because it attempted to reference a resource that does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 409