DescribeTemplate - Amazon QuickSight


Describes a template's metadata.

Request Syntax

GET /accounts/AwsAccountId/templates/TemplateId?alias-name=AliasName&version-number=VersionNumber HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The alias of the template that you want to describe. If you name a specific alias, you describe the version that the alias points to. You can specify the latest version of the template by providing the keyword $LATEST in the AliasName parameter. The keyword $PUBLISHED doesn't apply to templates.

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

Pattern: [\w\-]+|(\$LATEST)|(\$PUBLISHED)


The ID of the AWS account that contains the template that you're describing.

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 12.

Pattern: ^[0-9]{12}$

Required: Yes


The ID for the template.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 512.

Pattern: [\w\-]+

Required: Yes


(Optional) The number for the version to describe. If a VersionNumber parameter value isn't provided, the latest version of the template is described.

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 Status Content-type: application/json { "RequestId": "string", "Template": { "Arn": "string", "CreatedTime": number, "LastUpdatedTime": number, "Name": "string", "TemplateId": "string", "Version": { "CreatedTime": number, "DataSetConfigurations": [ { "ColumnGroupSchemaList": [ { "ColumnGroupColumnSchemaList": [ { "Name": "string" } ], "Name": "string" } ], "DataSetSchema": { "ColumnSchemaList": [ { "DataType": "string", "GeographicRole": "string", "Name": "string" } ] }, "Placeholder": "string" } ], "Description": "string", "Errors": [ { "Message": "string", "Type": "string", "ViolatedEntities": [ { "Path": "string" } ] } ], "Sheets": [ { "Name": "string", "SheetId": "string" } ], "SourceEntityArn": "string", "Status": "string", "ThemeArn": "string", "VersionNumber": number } } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back the following HTTP response.


The HTTP status of the request.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The AWS request ID for this operation.

Type: String


The template structure for the object you want to describe.

Type: Template object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


You don't have access to this item. The provided credentials couldn't be validated. You might not be authorized to carry out the request. Make sure that your account is authorized to use the Amazon QuickSight service, that your policies have the correct permissions, and that you are using the correct credentials.

HTTP Status Code: 401


Updating or deleting a resource can cause an inconsistent state.

HTTP Status Code: 409


An internal failure occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500


One or more parameters has a value that isn't valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The resource specified already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 409


One or more resources can't be found.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Access is throttled.

HTTP Status Code: 429


This error indicates that you are calling an operation on an Amazon QuickSight subscription where the edition doesn't include support for that operation. Amazon Amazon QuickSight currently has Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition. Not every operation and capability is available in every edition.

HTTP Status Code: 403

See Also

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