Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics
Developer Guide


Returns information about a specific Amazon Kinesis Analytics application.

If you want to retrieve a list of all applications in your account, use the ListApplications operation.

This operation requires permissions to perform the kinesisanalytics:DescribeApplication action. You can use DescribeApplication to get the current application versionId, which you need to call other operations such as Update.

Request Syntax

{ "ApplicationName": "string" }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


Name of the application.

Type: String

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

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

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "ApplicationDetail": { "ApplicationARN": "string", "ApplicationCode": "string", "ApplicationDescription": "string", "ApplicationName": "string", "ApplicationStatus": "string", "ApplicationVersionId": number, "CloudWatchLoggingOptionDescriptions": [ { "CloudWatchLoggingOptionId": "string", "LogStreamARN": "string", "RoleARN": "string" } ], "CreateTimestamp": number, "InputDescriptions": [ { "InAppStreamNames": [ "string" ], "InputId": "string", "InputParallelism": { "Count": number }, "InputProcessingConfigurationDescription": { "InputLambdaProcessorDescription": { "ResourceARN": "string", "RoleARN": "string" } }, "InputSchema": { "RecordColumns": [ { "Mapping": "string", "Name": "string", "SqlType": "string" } ], "RecordEncoding": "string", "RecordFormat": { "MappingParameters": { "CSVMappingParameters": { "RecordColumnDelimiter": "string", "RecordRowDelimiter": "string" }, "JSONMappingParameters": { "RecordRowPath": "string" } }, "RecordFormatType": "string" } }, "InputStartingPositionConfiguration": { "InputStartingPosition": "string" }, "KinesisFirehoseInputDescription": { "ResourceARN": "string", "RoleARN": "string" }, "KinesisStreamsInputDescription": { "ResourceARN": "string", "RoleARN": "string" }, "NamePrefix": "string" } ], "LastUpdateTimestamp": number, "OutputDescriptions": [ { "DestinationSchema": { "RecordFormatType": "string" }, "KinesisFirehoseOutputDescription": { "ResourceARN": "string", "RoleARN": "string" }, "KinesisStreamsOutputDescription": { "ResourceARN": "string", "RoleARN": "string" }, "LambdaOutputDescription": { "ResourceARN": "string", "RoleARN": "string" }, "Name": "string", "OutputId": "string" } ], "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.


Provides a description of the application, such as the application Amazon Resource Name (ARN), status, latest version, and input and output configuration details.

Type: ApplicationDetail object



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: