Developing with Amazon QuickSight - Amazon QuickSight

Developing with Amazon QuickSight

We provide API operations for Amazon QuickSight, and also software development kits (SDKs) for AWS that enable you to access Amazon QuickSight from your preferred programming language. Currently, you can manage users and groups. In Enterprise edition, you can also embed dashboards in your webpage or app.

To monitor the calls made to the Amazon QuickSight API for your account, including calls made by the AWS Management Console, command line tools, and other services, use AWS CloudTrail. For more information, see the AWS CloudTrail User Guide.

Required knowledge

If you plan to access Amazon QuickSight through an API, you should be familiar with the following:

  • JSON

  • Web services

  • HTTP requests

  • One or more programming languages, such as JavaScript, Java, Python, or C#.

We recommend visiting the AWS Getting Started Resource Center for a tour of what AWS SDKs and toolkits have to offer.

Although you can use a terminal and your favorite text editor, you might benefit from the more visual UI experience you get in an integrated development environment (IDE). We provide a list of IDEs in the AWS Getting Started Resource Center in the IDE and IDE Toolkits section. This site provides AWS toolkits that you can download for your preferred IDE. Some IDEs also offer tutorials to help you learn more about programming languages.

Available API operations for Amazon QuickSight

AWS provides libraries, sample code, tutorials, and other resources for software developers who prefer to build applications using language-specific API operations instead of submitting a request over HTTPS. These libraries provide basic functions that automatically take care of tasks such as cryptographically signing your requests, retrying requests, and handling error responses. These libraries help make it easier for you to get started.

For more information about downloading the AWS SDKs, see AWS SDKs and Tools. The following links are a sample of the language-specific API documentation available.

AWS SDK for Go
AWS SDK for JavaScript
AWS SDK for Python (Boto3)
AWS SDK for Ruby