Service Quotas
API Reference (API Version 2019-06-24)

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A structure that uses CloudWatch metrics to gather data about the service quota.



A dimension is a name/value pair that is part of the identity of a metric. Every metric has specific characteristics that describe it, and you can think of dimensions as categories for those characteristics. These dimensions are part of the CloudWatch Metric Identity that measures usage against a particular service quota.

Type: String to string map

Required: No


The name of the CloudWatch metric that measures usage of a service quota. This is a required field.

Type: String

Required: No


The namespace of the metric. The namespace is a container for CloudWatch metrics. You can specify a name for the namespace when you create a metric.

Type: String

Required: No


Statistics are metric data aggregations over specified periods of time. This is the recommended statistic to use when comparing usage in the CloudWatch Metric against your service quota.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: (Sum|Maximum)

Required: No

See Also

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

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