[ aws . dms ]



Lists all the event subscriptions for a customer account. The description of a subscription includes SubscriptionName , SNSTopicARN , CustomerID , SourceType , SourceID , CreationTime , and Status .

If you specify SubscriptionName , this action lists the description for that subscription.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

describe-event-subscriptions is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: EventSubscriptionsList


[--subscription-name <value>]
[--filters <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--subscription-name (string)

The name of the AWS DMS event subscription to be described.

--filters (list)

Filters applied to the action.


Identifies the name and value of a source filter object used to limit the number and type of records transferred from your source to your target.

Name -> (string)

The name of the filter.

Values -> (list)

The filter value.


Shorthand Syntax:

Name=string,Values=string,string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Name": "string",
    "Values": ["string", ...]

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command’s output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command’s output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command’s output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To describe event subscriptions

The following describe-event-subscriptions example lists the event subscriptions to an Amazon SNS topic.

aws dms describe-event-subscriptions


    "EventSubscriptionsList": [
            "CustomerAwsId": "123456789012",
            "CustSubscriptionId": "my-dms-events",
            "SnsTopicArn": "arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:123456789012:my-sns-topic",
            "Status": "deleting",
            "SubscriptionCreationTime": "2020-05-21 22:28:51.924",
            "Enabled": true

For more information, see Working with Events and Notifications in the AWS Database Migration Service User Guide.


Marker -> (string)

An optional pagination token provided by a previous request. If this parameter is specified, the response includes only records beyond the marker, up to the value specified by MaxRecords .

EventSubscriptionsList -> (list)

A list of event subscriptions.


Describes an event notification subscription created by the CreateEventSubscription operation.

CustomerAwsId -> (string)

The AWS customer account associated with the AWS DMS event notification subscription.

CustSubscriptionId -> (string)

The AWS DMS event notification subscription Id.

SnsTopicArn -> (string)

The topic ARN of the AWS DMS event notification subscription.

Status -> (string)

The status of the AWS DMS event notification subscription.


Can be one of the following: creating | modifying | deleting | active | no-permission | topic-not-exist

The status “no-permission” indicates that AWS DMS no longer has permission to post to the SNS topic. The status “topic-not-exist” indicates that the topic was deleted after the subscription was created.

SubscriptionCreationTime -> (string)

The time the AWS DMS event notification subscription was created.

SourceType -> (string)

The type of AWS DMS resource that generates events.

Valid values: replication-instance | replication-server | security-group | replication-task

SourceIdsList -> (list)

A list of source Ids for the event subscription.


EventCategoriesList -> (list)

A lists of event categories.


Enabled -> (boolean)

Boolean value that indicates if the event subscription is enabled.