Amazon Kinesis Analytics
kinesisanalytics (API Version 2018-05-23)


Adds a reference data source to an existing SQL-based Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics application.

Kinesis Data Analytics reads reference data (that is, an Amazon S3 object) and creates an in-application table within your application. In the request, you provide the source (S3 bucket name and object key name), name of the in-application table to create, and the necessary mapping information that describes how data in an Amazon S3 object maps to columns in the resulting in-application table.

Request Syntax

{ "ApplicationName": "string", "CurrentApplicationVersionId": number, "ReferenceDataSource": { "ReferenceSchema": { "RecordColumns": [ { "Mapping": "string", "Name": "string", "SqlType": "string" } ], "RecordEncoding": "string", "RecordFormat": { "MappingParameters": { "CSVMappingParameters": { "RecordColumnDelimiter": "string", "RecordRowDelimiter": "string" }, "JSONMappingParameters": { "RecordRowPath": "string" } }, "RecordFormatType": "string" } }, "S3ReferenceDataSource": { "BucketARN": "string", "FileKey": "string" }, "TableName": "string" } }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The name of an existing application.

Type: String

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

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9_.-]+

Required: Yes


The version of the application for which you are adding the reference data source. You can use the DescribeApplication operation to get the current application version. If the version specified is not the current version, the ConcurrentModificationException is returned.

Type: Long

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 999999999.

Required: Yes


The reference data source can be an object in your Amazon S3 bucket. Kinesis Data Analytics reads the object and copies the data into the in-application table that is created. You provide an S3 bucket, object key name, and the resulting in-application table that is created.

Type: ReferenceDataSource object

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "ApplicationARN": "string", "ApplicationVersionId": number, "ReferenceDataSourceDescriptions": [ { "ReferenceId": "string", "ReferenceSchema": { "RecordColumns": [ { "Mapping": "string", "Name": "string", "SqlType": "string" } ], "RecordEncoding": "string", "RecordFormat": { "MappingParameters": { "CSVMappingParameters": { "RecordColumnDelimiter": "string", "RecordRowDelimiter": "string" }, "JSONMappingParameters": { "RecordRowPath": "string" } }, "RecordFormatType": "string" } }, "S3ReferenceDataSourceDescription": { "BucketARN": "string", "FileKey": "string", "ReferenceRoleARN": "string" }, "TableName": "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.


The application Amazon Resource Name (ARN).

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 2048.

Pattern: arn:.*


The updated application version ID. Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics increments this ID when the application is updated.

Type: Long

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 999999999.


Describes reference data sources configured for the application.

Type: Array of ReferenceDataSourceDescription objects



Exception thrown as a result of concurrent modifications to an application. This error can be the result of attempting to modify an application without using the current application ID.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified input parameter value is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The request JSON is not valid for the operation.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The application is not available for this operation.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Specified application can't be found.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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