[ aws . forecast ]



Describes an Amazon Forecast dataset created using the CreateDataset operation.

In addition to listing the parameters specified in the CreateDataset request, this operation includes the following dataset properties:

  • CreationTime

  • LastModificationTime

  • Status

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--dataset-arn <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--dataset-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the dataset.

--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.


DatasetArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the dataset.

DatasetName -> (string)

The name of the dataset.

Domain -> (string)

The domain associated with the dataset.

DatasetType -> (string)

The dataset type.

DataFrequency -> (string)

The frequency of data collection.

Valid intervals are Y (Year), M (Month), W (Week), D (Day), H (Hour), 30min (30 minutes), 15min (15 minutes), 10min (10 minutes), 5min (5 minutes), and 1min (1 minute). For example, “M” indicates every month and “30min” indicates every 30 minutes.

Schema -> (structure)

An array of SchemaAttribute objects that specify the dataset fields. Each SchemaAttribute specifies the name and data type of a field.

Attributes -> (list)

An array of attributes specifying the name and type of each field in a dataset.


An attribute of a schema, which defines a dataset field. A schema attribute is required for every field in a dataset. The Schema object contains an array of SchemaAttribute objects.

AttributeName -> (string)

The name of the dataset field.

AttributeType -> (string)

The data type of the field.

EncryptionConfig -> (structure)

The AWS Key Management Service (KMS) key and the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that Amazon Forecast can assume to access the key.

RoleArn -> (string)

The ARN of the IAM role that Amazon Forecast can assume to access the AWS KMS key.

Passing a role across AWS accounts is not allowed. If you pass a role that isn’t in your account, you get an InvalidInputException error.

KMSKeyArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the KMS key.

Status -> (string)

The status of the dataset. States include:





The UPDATE states apply while data is imported to the dataset from a call to the CreateDatasetImportJob operation and reflect the status of the dataset import job. For example, when the import job status is CREATE_IN_PROGRESS , the status of the dataset is UPDATE_IN_PROGRESS .


The Status of the dataset must be ACTIVE before you can import training data.

CreationTime -> (timestamp)

When the dataset was created.

LastModificationTime -> (timestamp)

When you create a dataset, LastModificationTime is the same as CreationTime . While data is being imported to the dataset, LastModificationTime is the current time of the DescribeDataset call. After a CreateDatasetImportJob operation has finished, LastModificationTime is when the import job completed or failed.