[ aws . resource-explorer-2 ]



Retrieves details about a list of views.

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--view-arns <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]


--view-arns (list)

A list of Amazon resource names (ARNs) that identify the views you want details for.



"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. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table
  • yaml
  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64
  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal’s quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To retrieve details about multiple Resource Explorer views

The following batch-get-view example displays the details about two views specified by their ARNs. Use spaces to separate the multiple ARNs in the –view-arn parameter.

aws resource-explorer-2 batch-get-view \
    --view-arns arn:aws:resource-explorer-2:us-east-1:123456789012:view/My-EC2-Only-View/EXAMPLE8-90ab-cdef-fedc-EXAMPLE22222, \


    "Views": [
            "Filters": {
                "FilterString": "service:ec2"
            "IncludedProperties": [
                    "Name": "tags"
            "LastUpdatedAt": "2022-07-13T21:33:45.249000+00:00",
            "Owner": "123456789012",
            "Scope": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:root",
            "ViewArn": "arn:aws:resource-explorer-2:us-east-1:123456789012:view/My-EC2-Only-View/EXAMPLE8-90ab-cdef-fedc-EXAMPLE22222"
            "Filters": {
                "FilterString": ""
            "IncludedProperties": [
                    "Name": "tags"
            "LastUpdatedAt": "2022-07-13T20:34:11.314000+00:00",
            "Owner": "123456789012",
            "Scope": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:root",
            "ViewArn": "arn:aws:resource-explorer-2:us-east-1:123456789012:view/My-Main-View/EXAMPLE8-90ab-cdef-fedc-EXAMPLE11111"
    "Errors": []

For more information about views, see About Resource Explorer views in the AWS Resource Explorer Users Guide.


Errors -> (list)

If any of the specified ARNs result in an error, then this structure describes the error.


A collection of error messages for any views that Amazon Web Services Resource Explorer couldn’t retrieve details.

ErrorMessage -> (string)

The description of the error for the specified view.

ViewArn -> (string)

The Amazon resource name (ARN) of the view for which Resource Explorer failed to retrieve details.

Views -> (list)

A structure with a list of objects with details for each of the specified views.


A view is a structure that defines a set of filters that provide a view into the information in the Amazon Web Services Resource Explorer index. The filters specify which information from the index is visible to the users of the view. For example, you can specify filters that include only resources that are tagged with the key “ENV” and the value “DEVELOPMENT” in the results returned by this view. You could also create a second view that includes only resources that are tagged with “ENV” and “PRODUCTION”.

Filters -> (structure)

An array of SearchFilter objects that specify which resources can be included in the results of queries made using this view.

FilterString -> (string)

The string that contains the search keywords, prefixes, and operators to control the results that can be returned by a Search operation. For more details, see Search query syntax .

IncludedProperties -> (list)

A structure that contains additional information about the view.


Information about an additional property that describes a resource, that you can optionally include in the view. This lets you view that property in search results, and filter your search results based on the value of the property.

Name -> (string)

The name of the property that is included in this view.

You can specify the following property names for this field:

  • Tags

LastUpdatedAt -> (timestamp)

The date and time when this view was last modified.

Owner -> (string)

The Amazon Web Services account that owns this view.

Scope -> (string)

An Amazon resource name (ARN) of an Amazon Web Services account, an organization, or an organizational unit (OU) that specifies whether this view includes resources from only the specified Amazon Web Services account, all accounts in the specified organization, or all accounts in the specified OU.

If not specified, the value defaults to the Amazon Web Services account used to call this operation.

ViewArn -> (string)