[ aws . translate ]



Starts an asynchronous batch translation job. Batch translation jobs can be used to translate large volumes of text across multiple documents at once. For more information, see async .

Batch translation jobs can be described with the DescribeTextTranslationJob operation, listed with the ListTextTranslationJobs operation, and stopped with the StopTextTranslationJob operation.


Amazon Translate does not support batch translation of multiple source languages at once.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


[--job-name <value>]
--input-data-config <value>
--output-data-config <value>
--data-access-role-arn <value>
--source-language-code <value>
--target-language-codes <value>
[--terminology-names <value>]
[--client-token <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--job-name (string)

The name of the batch translation job to be performed.

--input-data-config (structure)

Specifies the format and S3 location of the input documents for the translation job.

S3Uri -> (string)

The URI of the AWS S3 folder that contains the input file. The folder must be in the same Region as the API endpoint you are calling.

ContentType -> (string)

The multipurpose internet mail extension (MIME) type of the input files. Valid values are text/plain for plaintext files and text/html for HTML files.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "S3Uri": "string",
  "ContentType": "string"

--output-data-config (structure)

Specifies the S3 folder to which your job output will be saved.

S3Uri -> (string)

The URI of the S3 folder that contains a translation job’s output file. The folder must be in the same Region as the API endpoint that you are calling.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "S3Uri": "string"

--data-access-role-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of an AWS Identity Access and Management (IAM) role that grants Amazon Translate read access to your input data. For more nformation, see identity-and-access-management .

--source-language-code (string)

The language code of the input language. For a list of language codes, see what-is-languages .

Amazon Translate does not automatically detect a source language during batch translation jobs.

--target-language-codes (list)

The language code of the output language.



"string" "string" ...

--terminology-names (list)

The name of the terminology to use in the batch translation job. For a list of available terminologies, use the ListTerminologies operation.



"string" "string" ...

--client-token (string)

The client token of the EC2 instance calling the request. This token is auto-generated when using the Amazon Translate SDK. Otherwise, use the DescribeInstances EC2 operation to retreive an instance’s client token. For more information, see Client Tokens in the EC2 User Guide.

--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.

--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.


JobId -> (string)

The identifier generated for the job. To get the status of a job, use this ID with the DescribeTextTranslationJob operation.

JobStatus -> (string)

The status of the job. Possible values include:

  • SUBMITTED - The job has been received and is queued for processing.

  • IN_PROGRESS - Amazon Translate is processing the job.

  • COMPLETED - The job was successfully completed and the output is available.

  • COMPLETED_WITH_ERRORS - The job was completed with errors. The errors can be analyzed in the job’s output.

  • FAILED - The job did not complete. To get details, use the DescribeTextTranslationJob operation.

  • STOP_REQUESTED - The user who started the job has requested that it be stopped.

  • STOPPED - The job has been stopped.