AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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The UpdateQualificationType operation modifies the attributes of an existing Qualification type, which is represented by a QualificationType data structure. Only the owner of a Qualification type can modify its attributes.

Most attributes of a Qualification type can be changed after the type has been created. However, the Name and Keywords fields cannot be modified. The RetryDelayInSeconds parameter can be modified or added to change the delay or to enable retries, but RetryDelayInSeconds cannot be used to disable retries.

You can use this operation to update the test for a Qualification type. The test is updated based on the values specified for the Test, TestDurationInSeconds and AnswerKey parameters. All three parameters specify the updated test. If you are updating the test for a type, you must specify the Test and TestDurationInSeconds parameters. The AnswerKey parameter is optional; omitting it specifies that the updated test does not have an answer key.

If you omit the Test parameter, the test for the Qualification type is unchanged. There is no way to remove a test from a Qualification type that has one. If the type already has a test, you cannot update it to be AutoGranted. If the Qualification type does not have a test and one is provided by an update, the type will henceforth have a test.

If you want to update the test duration or answer key for an existing test without changing the questions, you must specify a Test parameter with the original questions, along with the updated values.

If you provide an updated Test but no AnswerKey, the new test will not have an answer key. Requests for such Qualifications must be granted manually.

You can also update the AutoGranted and AutoGrantedValue attributes of the Qualification type.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to UpdateQualificationTypeAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.MTurk
Assembly: AWSSDK.MTurk.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public abstract UpdateQualificationTypeResponse UpdateQualificationType(
         UpdateQualificationTypeRequest request
Type: Amazon.MTurk.Model.UpdateQualificationTypeRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the UpdateQualificationType service method.

Return Value
The response from the UpdateQualificationType service method, as returned by MTurk.


RequestErrorException Your request is invalid.
ServiceException Amazon Mechanical Turk is temporarily unable to process your request. Try your call again.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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