[ aws . kendra ]



Creates an new set of frequently asked question (FAQ) questions and answers.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--index-id <value>
--name <value>
[--description <value>]
--s3-path <value>
--role-arn <value>
[--tags <value>]
[--file-format <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--index-id (string)

The identifier of the index that contains the FAQ.

--name (string)

The name that should be associated with the FAQ.

--description (string)

A description of the FAQ.

--s3-path (structure)

The S3 location of the FAQ input data.

Bucket -> (string)

The name of the S3 bucket that contains the file.

Key -> (string)

The name of the file.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "Bucket": "string",
  "Key": "string"

--role-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of a role with permission to access the S3 bucket that contains the FAQs. For more information, see IAM Roles for Amazon Kendra .

--tags (list)

A list of key-value pairs that identify the FAQ. You can use the tags to identify and organize your resources and to control access to resources.


A list of key/value pairs that identify an index, FAQ, or data source. Tag keys and values can consist of Unicode letters, digits, white space, and any of the following symbols: _ . : / = + - @.

Key -> (string)

The key for the tag. Keys are not case sensitive and must be unique for the index, FAQ, or data source.

Value -> (string)

The value associated with the tag. The value may be an empty string but it can’t be null.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

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

--file-format (string)

The format of the input file. You can choose between a basic CSV format, a CSV format that includes customs attributes in a header, and a JSON format that includes custom attributes.

The format must match the format of the file stored in the S3 bucket identified in the S3Path parameter.

For more information, see Adding questions and answers .

Possible values:

  • CSV


  • JSON

--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.


Id -> (string)

The unique identifier of the FAQ.