[ aws . iot ]



Creates a dynamic thing group.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--thing-group-name <value>
[--thing-group-properties <value>]
[--index-name <value>]
--query-string <value>
[--query-version <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--thing-group-name (string)

The dynamic thing group name to create.

--thing-group-properties (structure)

The dynamic thing group properties.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "thingGroupDescription": "string",
  "attributePayload": {
    "attributes": {"string": "string"
    "merge": true|false

--index-name (string)

The dynamic thing group index name.


Currently one index is supported: “AWS_Things”.

--query-string (string)

The dynamic thing group search query string.

See Query Syntax for information about query string syntax.

--query-version (string)

The dynamic thing group query version.


Currently one query version is supported: “2017-09-30”. If not specified, the query version defaults to this value.

--tags (list)

Metadata which can be used to manage the dynamic thing group.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "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.

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

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To create a dynamic thing group

The following create-dynamic-thing-group example creates a dynamic thing group that contains any thing with a temperature attribute that is greater than 60 degrees. You must enable AWS IoT fleet indexing before you can use dynamic thing groups.

aws iot create-dynamic-thing-group \
    --thing-group-name "RoomTooWarm" \
    --query-string "attributes.temperature>60"


    "thingGroupName": "RoomTooWarm",
    "thingGroupArn": "arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:123456789012:thinggroup/RoomTooWarm",
    "thingGroupId": "9d52492a-fc87-43f4-b6e2-e571d2ffcad1",
    "indexName": "AWS_Things",
    "queryString": "attributes.temperature>60",
    "queryVersion": "2017-09-30"

For more information, see Dynamic Thing Groups in the AWS IoT Developers Guide.


thingGroupName -> (string)

The dynamic thing group name.

thingGroupArn -> (string)

The dynamic thing group ARN.

thingGroupId -> (string)

The dynamic thing group ID.

indexName -> (string)

The dynamic thing group index name.

queryString -> (string)

The dynamic thing group search query string.

queryVersion -> (string)

The dynamic thing group query version.