AWS IoT Analytics
AWS IoT Analytics Documentation (API Version 2017-11-27)

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Retrieves a sample of messages from the specified channel ingested during the specified timeframe. Up to 10 messages can be retrieved.

Request Syntax

GET /channels/channelName/sample?endTime=endTime&maxMessages=maxMessages&startTime=startTime HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.


The name of the channel whose message samples are retrieved.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9_]+$


The end of the time window from which sample messages are retrieved.


The number of sample messages to be retrieved. The limit is 10, the default is also 10.

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 10.


The start of the time window from which sample messages are retrieved.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "payloads": [ blob ] }

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.


The list of message samples. Each sample message is returned as a base64-encoded string.

Type: Array of Base64-encoded binary data objects

Array Members: Minimum number of 1 item. Maximum number of 10 items.


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


There was an internal failure.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request was not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A resource with the specified name could not be found.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The service is temporarily unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 503


The request was denied due to request throttling.

HTTP Status Code: 429

See Also

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