Amazon Pinpoint
REST API Reference

Email Template

An email template is a type of message template that contains content and settings that you can define, save, and reuse in messages that you send through the email channel for any of your Amazon Pinpoint applications. You can use email templates in any type of email message that you create and send by using Amazon Pinpoint.

When you create an email template, you specify the content and settings that you want to reuse in various components of messages that are based on the template. These components, referred to as template parts, can be the message title or subject, the message body, or both. This content can be static text or personalized content that you define by using the Handlebars template system and message variables. When you send a message that’s based on a template, Amazon Pinpoint populates the message with the content and settings that you defined in the template.

The Email Template resource represents the repository of email templates that are associated with your Amazon Pinpoint account. You can use this resource to create, retrieve, update, or delete a message template for messages that you send through the email channel.

URI

/v1/templates/template-name/email

HTTP Methods

GET

Operation ID: GetEmailTemplate

Retrieves the content and settings for a message template that you can use in messages that are sent through the email channel.

Path Parameters

Name Type Required Description
template-name String True

The name of the message template. A template name must start with an alphanumeric character and can contain a maximum of 128 characters. The characters can be alphanumeric characters, underscores (_), or hyphens (-). Template names are case sensitive.

Header Parameters

Name Type Required Description
accept String False

Indicates which content types, expressed as MIME types, the client understands.

Responses

Status Code Response Model Description
200 EmailTemplateResponse

The request succeeded.

400 MessageBody

The request contains a syntax error (BadRequestException).

403 MessageBody

The request was denied because access to the specified resource is forbidden (ForbiddenException).

404 MessageBody

The request failed because the specified resource was not found (NotFoundException).

405 MessageBody

The request failed because the method is not allowed for the specified resource (MethodNotAllowedException).

429 MessageBody

The request failed because too many requests were sent during a certain amount of time (TooManyRequestsException).

500 MessageBody

The request failed due to an unknown internal server error, exception, or failure (InternalServerErrorException).

POST

Operation ID: CreateEmailTemplate

Creates a message template that you can use in messages that are sent through the email channel.

Path Parameters

Name Type Required Description
template-name String True

The name of the message template. A template name must start with an alphanumeric character and can contain a maximum of 128 characters. The characters can be alphanumeric characters, underscores (_), or hyphens (-). Template names are case sensitive.

Header Parameters

Name Type Required Description
accept String False

Indicates which content types, expressed as MIME types, the client understands.

Responses

Status Code Response Model Description
201 CreateTemplateMessageBody

The request succeeded and the specified resource was created.

400 MessageBody

The request contains a syntax error (BadRequestException).

403 MessageBody

The request was denied because access to the specified resource is forbidden (ForbiddenException).

405 MessageBody

The request failed because the method is not allowed for the specified resource (MethodNotAllowedException).

429 MessageBody

The request failed because too many requests were sent during a certain amount of time (TooManyRequestsException).

500 MessageBody

The request failed due to an unknown internal server error, exception, or failure (InternalServerErrorException).

PUT

Operation ID: UpdateEmailTemplate

Updates an existing message template that you can use in messages that are sent through the email channel.

Path Parameters

Name Type Required Description
template-name String True

The name of the message template. A template name must start with an alphanumeric character and can contain a maximum of 128 characters. The characters can be alphanumeric characters, underscores (_), or hyphens (-). Template names are case sensitive.

Header Parameters

Name Type Required Description
accept String False

Indicates which content types, expressed as MIME types, the client understands.

Responses

Status Code Response Model Description
202 MessageBody

The request was accepted for processing. Processing may not be complete.

400 MessageBody

The request contains a syntax error (BadRequestException).

403 MessageBody

The request was denied because access to the specified resource is forbidden (ForbiddenException).

404 MessageBody

The request failed because the specified resource was not found (NotFoundException).

405 MessageBody

The request failed because the method is not allowed for the specified resource (MethodNotAllowedException).

429 MessageBody

The request failed because too many requests were sent during a certain amount of time (TooManyRequestsException).

500 MessageBody

The request failed due to an unknown internal server error, exception, or failure (InternalServerErrorException).

DELETE

Operation ID: DeleteEmailTemplate

Deletes a message template that was designed for use in messages that were sent through the email channel.

Path Parameters

Name Type Required Description
template-name String True

The name of the message template. A template name must start with an alphanumeric character and can contain a maximum of 128 characters. The characters can be alphanumeric characters, underscores (_), or hyphens (-). Template names are case sensitive.

Header Parameters

Name Type Required Description
accept String False

Indicates which content types, expressed as MIME types, the client understands.

Responses

Status Code Response Model Description
202 MessageBody

The request was accepted for processing. Processing may not be complete.

400 MessageBody

The request contains a syntax error (BadRequestException).

403 MessageBody

The request was denied because access to the specified resource is forbidden (ForbiddenException).

404 MessageBody

The request failed because the specified resource was not found (NotFoundException).

405 MessageBody

The request failed because the method is not allowed for the specified resource (MethodNotAllowedException).

429 MessageBody

The request failed because too many requests were sent during a certain amount of time (TooManyRequestsException).

500 MessageBody

The request failed due to an unknown internal server error, exception, or failure (InternalServerErrorException).

OPTIONS

Retrieves information about the communication requirements and options that are available for the Email Template resource.

Responses

Status Code Response Model Description
200 None

The request succeeded.

Schemas

Request Bodies

Example POST

{ "tags": { }, "TemplateDescription": "string", "DefaultSubstitutions": "string", "Subject": "string", "TextPart": "string", "HtmlPart": "string" }

Example PUT

{ "tags": { }, "TemplateDescription": "string", "DefaultSubstitutions": "string", "Subject": "string", "TextPart": "string", "HtmlPart": "string" }

Response Bodies

Example EmailTemplateResponse

{ "CreationDate": "string", "LastModifiedDate": "string", "TemplateType": enum, "TemplateName": "string", "TemplateDescription": "string", "DefaultSubstitutions": "string", "tags": { }, "Arn": "string", "Subject": "string", "TextPart": "string", "HtmlPart": "string" }

Example CreateTemplateMessageBody

{ "RequestID": "string", "Message": "string", "Arn": "string" }

Example MessageBody

{ "RequestID": "string", "Message": "string" }

Properties

CreateTemplateMessageBody

Provides information about a request to create a message template.

Property Type Required Description
RequestID

string

False

The unique identifier for the request to create the message template.

Message

string

False

The message that's returned from the API for the request to create the message template.

Arn

string

False

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the message template that was created.

EmailTemplateRequest

Specifies the content and settings for a message template that can be used in messages that are sent through the email channel.

Property Type Required Description
tags

object

False

A string-to-string map of key-value pairs that defines the tags to associate with the message template. Each tag consists of a required tag key and an associated tag value.

TemplateDescription

string

False

A custom description of the message template.

DefaultSubstitutions

string

False

A JSON object that specifies the default values to use for message variables in the message template. This object is a set of key-value pairs. Each key defines a message variable in the template. The corresponding value defines the default value for that variable. When you create a message that's based on the template, you can override these defaults with message-specific and address-specific variables and values.

Subject

string

False

The subject line, or title, to use in email messages that are based on the message template.

TextPart

string

False

The message body, in plain text format, to use in email messages that are based on the message template. We recommend using plain text format for email clients that don't render HTML content and clients that are connected to high-latency networks, such as mobile devices.

HtmlPart

string

False

The message body, in HTML format, to use in email messages that are based on the message template. We recommend using HTML format for email clients that render HTML content. You can include links, formatted text, and more in an HTML message.

EmailTemplateResponse

Provides information about the content and settings for a message template that can be used in messages that are sent through the email channel.

Property Type Required Description
CreationDate

string

True

The date when the message template was created.

LastModifiedDate

string

True

The date when the message template was last modified.

TemplateType

string

Values: EMAIL | SMS | VOICE | PUSH

True

The type of channel that the message template is designed for. For an email template, this value is EMAIL.

TemplateName

string

True

The name of the message template.

TemplateDescription

string

False

The custom description of the message template.

DefaultSubstitutions

string

False

The JSON object that specifies the default values that are used for message variables in the message template. This object is a set of key-value pairs. Each key defines a message variable in the template. The corresponding value defines the default value for that variable.

tags

object

False

A string-to-string map of key-value pairs that identifies the tags that are associated with the message template. Each tag consists of a required tag key and an associated tag value.

Arn

string

False

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the message template.

Subject

string

False

The subject line, or title, that's used in email messages that are based on the message template.

TextPart

string

False

The message body, in plain text format, that's used in email messages that are based on the message template.

HtmlPart

string

False

The message body, in HTML format, that's used in email messages that are based on the message template.

MessageBody

Provides information about an API request or response.

Property Type Required Description
RequestID

string

False

The unique identifier for the request or response.

Message

string

False

The message that's returned from the API.

See Also

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

GetEmailTemplate

CreateEmailTemplate

UpdateEmailTemplate

DeleteEmailTemplate