GetEntities - AWS IoT Things Graph


Gets definitions of the specified entities. Uses the latest version of the user's namespace by default. This API returns the following TDM entities.

  • Properties

  • States

  • Events

  • Actions

  • Capabilities

  • Mappings

  • Devices

  • Device Models

  • Services

This action doesn't return definitions for systems, flows, and deployments.

Request Syntax

{ "ids": [ "string" ], "namespaceVersion": number }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


An array of entity IDs.

The IDs should be in the following format.

urn:tdm:REGION/ACCOUNT ID/default:device:DEVICENAME

Type: Array of strings

Array Members: Minimum number of 0 items. Maximum number of 25 items.

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 160.

Pattern: ^urn:tdm:(([a-z]{2}-(gov-)?[a-z]{4,9}-[0-9]{1,3}/[0-9]+/)*[\p{Alnum}_]+(/[\p{Alnum}_]+)*):([\p{Alpha}]*):([\p{Alnum}_]+(/[\p{Alnum}_]+)*)$

Required: Yes


The version of the user's namespace. Defaults to the latest version of the user's namespace.

Type: Long

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "descriptions": [ { "arn": "string", "createdAt": number, "definition": { "language": "string", "text": "string" }, "id": "string", "type": "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.


An array of descriptions for the specified entities.

Type: Array of EntityDescription objects


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


HTTP Status Code: 500


HTTP Status Code: 400


HTTP Status Code: 400


HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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