[ aws . connect ]



Creates or updates the contact attributes associated with the specified contact.

You can add or update attributes for both ongoing and completed contacts. For example, while the call is active, you can update the customer’s name or the reason the customer called. You can add notes about steps that the agent took during the call that display to the next agent that takes the call. You can also update attributes for a contact using data from your CRM application and save the data with the contact in Amazon Connect. You could also flag calls for additional analysis, such as legal review or to identify abusive callers.

Contact attributes are available in Amazon Connect for 24 months, and are then deleted.

Important: You cannot use the operation to update attributes for contacts that occurred prior to the release of the API, which was September 12, 2018. You can update attributes only for contacts that started after the release of the API. If you attempt to update attributes for a contact that occurred prior to the release of the API, a 400 error is returned. This applies also to queued callbacks that were initiated prior to the release of the API but are still active in your instance.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--initial-contact-id <value>
--instance-id <value>
--attributes <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--initial-contact-id (string)

The identifier of the contact. This is the identifier of the contact associated with the first interaction with the contact center.

--instance-id (string)

The identifier of the Amazon Connect instance.

--attributes (map)

The Amazon Connect attributes. These attributes can be accessed in contact flows just like any other contact attributes.

You can have up to 32,768 UTF-8 bytes across all attributes for a contact. Attribute keys can include only alphanumeric, dash, and underscore characters.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

{"string": "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.

--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.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To update a contact’s attribute

The following update-contact-attributes example updates the greetingPlayed attribute for the specified Amazon Connect user.

aws connect update-contact-attributes \
    --initial-contact-id 11111111-2222-3333-4444-12345678910 \
    --instance-id a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-EXAMPLE11111 \
    --attributes greetingPlayed=false

This command produces no output.

For more information, see Use Amazon Connect Contact Attributes in the Amazon Connect Administrator Guide.