[ aws . mediaconnect ]



Displays a list of flows that are associated with this account. This request returns a paginated result.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

list-flows 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: Flows


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


--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 view a list of flows

The following list-flows example displays a list of flows.

aws mediaconnect list-flows


    "Flows": [
            "Status": "STANDBY",
            "SourceType": "OWNED",
            "AvailabilityZone": "us-west-2a",
            "Description": "NYC awards show",
            "Name": "AwardsShow",
            "FlowArn": "arn:aws:mediaconnect:us-east-1:111122223333:flow:1-23aBC45dEF67hiJ8-12AbC34DE5fG:AwardsShow"
            "Status": "STANDBY",
            "SourceType": "OWNED",
            "AvailabilityZone": "us-west-2c",
            "Description": "LA basketball game",
            "Name": "BasketballGame",
            "FlowArn": "arn:aws:mediaconnect:us-east-1:111122223333:flow:1-23aBC45dEF67hiJ8-12AbC34DE5fG:BasketballGame"

For more information, see Viewing a List of Flows in the AWS Elemental MediaConnect User Guide.


Flows -> (list)

A list of flow summaries.


Provides a summary of a flow, including its ARN, Availability Zone, and source type.

AvailabilityZone -> (string)

The Availability Zone that the flow was created in.

Description -> (string)

A description of the flow.

FlowArn -> (string)

The ARN of the flow.

Name -> (string)

The name of the flow.

SourceType -> (string)

The type of source. This value is either owned (originated somewhere other than an AWS Elemental MediaConnect flow owned by another AWS account) or entitled (originated at an AWS Elemental MediaConnect flow owned by another AWS account).

Status -> (string)

The current status of the flow.

NextToken -> (string)

The token that identifies which batch of results that you want to see. For example, you submit a ListFlows request with MaxResults set at 5. The service returns the first batch of results (up to 5) and a NextToken value. To see the next batch of results, you can submit the ListFlows request a second time and specify the NextToken value.