DescribeContactFlow - Amazon Connect


Describes the specified flow.

You can also create and update flows using the Amazon Connect Flow language.

Use the $SAVED alias in the request to describe the SAVED content of a Flow. For example, arn:aws:.../contact-flow/{id}:$SAVED. Once a contact flow is published, $SAVED needs to be supplied to view saved content that has not been published.

In the response, Status indicates the flow status as either SAVED or PUBLISHED. The PUBLISHED status will initiate validation on the content. SAVED does not initiate validation of the content. SAVED | PUBLISHED

Request Syntax

GET /contact-flows/InstanceId/ContactFlowId HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The identifier of the flow.

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 500.

Required: Yes


The identifier of the Amazon Connect instance.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 100.

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "ContactFlow": { "Arn": "string", "Content": "string", "Description": "string", "Id": "string", "Name": "string", "State": "string", "Status": "string", "Tags": { "string" : "string" }, "Type": "string" } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


Information about the flow.

Type: ContactFlow object


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


The flow has not been published.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Request processing failed because of an error or failure with the service.

HTTP Status Code: 500


One or more of the specified parameters are not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The request is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified resource was not found.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The throttling limit has been exceeded.

HTTP Status Code: 429

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: