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[ aws . iotevents ]



Updates an input.

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See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--input-name <value>
[--input-description <value>]
--input-definition <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--input-name (string)

The name of the input you want to update.

--input-description (string)

A brief description of the input.

--input-definition (structure)

The definition of the input.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "attributes": [
      "jsonPath": "string"

--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.

--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 update an input

The following update-input example updates the specified input with a new description and definition.

aws iotevents update-input \
    --cli-input-json file://pressureInput.json

Contents of pressureInput.json:

    "inputName": "PressureInput",
    "inputDescription": "Pressure readings from a motor",
    "inputDefinition": {
        "attributes": [
            { "jsonPath": "sensorData.pressure" },
            { "jsonPath": "motorid" }


    "inputConfiguration": {
        "status": "ACTIVE",
        "inputArn": "arn:aws:iotevents:us-west-2:123456789012:input/PressureInput",
        "lastUpdateTime": 1560795976.458,
        "creationTime": 1560795312.542,
        "inputName": "PressureInput",
        "inputDescription": "Pressure readings from a motor"

For more information, see UpdateInput in the AWS IoT Events API Reference.


inputConfiguration -> (structure)

Information about the configuration of the input.

inputName -> (string)

The name of the input.

inputDescription -> (string)

A brief description of the input.

inputArn -> (string)

The ARN of the input.

creationTime -> (timestamp)

The time the input was created.

lastUpdateTime -> (timestamp)

The last time the input was updated.

status -> (string)

The status of the input.