DescribeReportCreation - Resource Groups Tagging API


Describes the status of the StartReportCreation operation.

You can call this operation only from the organization's management account and from the us-east-1 Region.

Response Syntax

{ "ErrorMessage": "string", "S3Location": "string", "Status": "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.


Details of the common errors that all operations return.

Type: String


The path to the Amazon S3 bucket where the report was stored on creation.

Type: String


Reports the status of the operation.

The operation status can be one of the following:

  • RUNNING - Report creation is in progress.

  • SUCCEEDED - Report creation is complete. You can open the report from the Amazon S3 bucket that you specified when you ran StartReportCreation.

  • FAILED - Report creation timed out or the Amazon S3 bucket is not accessible.

  • NO REPORT - No report was generated in the last 90 days.

Type: String


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


The request was denied because performing this operation violates a constraint.

Some of the reasons in the following list might not apply to this specific operation.

  • You must meet the prerequisites for using tag policies. For information, see Prerequisites and Permissions for Using Tag Policies in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

  • You must enable the tag policies service principal ( to integrate with AWS Organizations For information, see EnableAWSServiceAccess.

  • You must have a tag policy attached to the organization root, an OU, or an account.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The request processing failed because of an unknown error, exception, or failure. You can retry the request.

HTTP Status Code: 500


This error indicates one of the following:

  • A parameter is missing.

  • A malformed string was supplied for the request parameter.

  • An out-of-range value was supplied for the request parameter.

  • The target ID is invalid, unsupported, or doesn't exist.

  • You can't access the Amazon S3 bucket for report storage. For more information, see Additional Requirements for Organization-wide Tag Compliance Reports in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The request was denied to limit the frequency of submitted requests.

HTTP Status Code: 400



This example illustrates one usage of DescribeReportCreation.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 20 X-Amz-Target: ResourceGroupsTaggingAPI_20170126.DescribeReportCreation X-Amz-Date: 20191201T214524Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.11.79 Python/2.7.9 Windows/7 botocore/1.5.42 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Authorization: AUTHPARAMS {}

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestID: d3cf21f0-26db-11e7-a532-75e05382c8b1 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2019 21:45:25 GMT { "ErrorMessage":null, "S3Location":"s3://awsexamplebucket/AwsTagPolicies/o-exampleorgid/2019-12-01-T21:45:24Z/report.csv", "Status":"SUCCEEDED" }

See Also

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