[ aws . iot ]



Returns the count, average, sum, minimum, maximum, sum of squares, variance, and standard deviation for the specified aggregated field. If the aggregation field is of type String , only the count statistic is returned.

Requires permission to access the GetStatistics action.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


[--index-name <value>]
--query-string <value>
[--aggregation-field <value>]
[--query-version <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--index-name (string)

The name of the index to search. The default value is AWS_Things .

--query-string (string)

The query used to search. You can specify “*” for the query string to get the count of all indexed things in your Amazon Web Services account.

--aggregation-field (string)

The aggregation field name.

--query-version (string)

The version of the query used to search.

--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 search the device index for aggregate data

The following get-statistics example returns the number of things that have a property called connectivity.connected set to false (that is, the number of devices that are not connected) in their device shadow.

aws iot get-statistics \
    --index-name AWS_Things \
    --query-string "connectivity.connected:false"


    "statistics": {
        "count": 6

For more information, see Getting Statistics About Your Device Fleet in the AWS IoT Developer Guide.


statistics -> (structure)

The statistics returned by the Fleet Indexing service based on the query and aggregation field.

count -> (integer)

The count of things that match the query string criteria and contain a valid aggregation field value.

average -> (double)

The average of the aggregated field values.

sum -> (double)

The sum of the aggregated field values.

minimum -> (double)

The minimum aggregated field value.

maximum -> (double)

The maximum aggregated field value.

sumOfSquares -> (double)

The sum of the squares of the aggregated field values.

variance -> (double)

The variance of the aggregated field values.

stdDeviation -> (double)

The standard deviation of the aggregated field values.