GetBots - Amazon Lex V1

If you are using Amazon Lex V2, refer to the Amazon Lex V2 guide instead.


If you are using Amazon Lex V1, we recommend upgrading your bots to Amazon Lex V2. We are no longer adding new features to V1 and strongly recommend using V2 for all new bots.


Returns bot information as follows:

  • If you provide the nameContains field, the response includes information for the $LATEST version of all bots whose name contains the specified string.

  • If you don't specify the nameContains field, the operation returns information about the $LATEST version of all of your bots.

This operation requires permission for the lex:GetBots action.

Request Syntax

GET /bots/?maxResults=maxResults&nameContains=nameContains&nextToken=nextToken HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The maximum number of bots to return in the response that the request will return. The default is 10.

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 50.


Substring to match in bot names. A bot will be returned if any part of its name matches the substring. For example, "xyz" matches both "xyzabc" and "abcxyz."

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 2. Maximum length of 50.

Pattern: ^([A-Za-z]_?)+$


A pagination token that fetches the next page of bots. If the response to this call is truncated, Amazon Lex returns a pagination token in the response. To fetch the next page of bots, specify the pagination token in the next request.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "bots": [ { "createdDate": number, "description": "string", "lastUpdatedDate": number, "name": "string", "status": "string", "version": "string" } ], "nextToken": "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.


An array of botMetadata objects, with one entry for each bot.

Type: Array of BotMetadata objects


If the response is truncated, it includes a pagination token that you can specify in your next request to fetch the next page of bots.

Type: String



The request is not well formed. For example, a value is invalid or a required field is missing. Check the field values, and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An internal Amazon Lex error occurred. Try your request again.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request exceeded a limit. Try your request again.

HTTP Status Code: 429


The resource specified in the request was not found. Check the resource and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 404

See Also

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