AWS Data Pipeline
Developer Guide (API Version 2012-10-29)

Special Characters

AWS Data Pipeline uses certain characters that have a special meaning in pipeline definitions, as shown in the following table.

Special Character Description Examples

Runtime field. This character is a field name prefix for a field that is only available when a pipeline runs.





Expression. Expressions are delimited by: "#{" and "}" and the contents of the braces are evaluated by AWS Data Pipeline. For more information, see Expressions.

#{format(myDateTime,'YYYY-MM-dd hh:mm:ss')}



Encrypted field. This character is a field name prefix to indicate that AWS Data Pipeline should encrypt the contents of this field in transit between the console or CLI and the AWS Data Pipeline service.