UpdateGroupQuery - Amazon Resource Groups
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Updates the resource query of a group. For more information about resource queries, see Create a tag-based group in Resource Groups.

Minimum permissions

To run this command, you must have the following permissions:

  • resource-groups:UpdateGroupQuery

Request Syntax

POST /update-group-query HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "Group": "string", "GroupName": "string", "ResourceQuery": { "Query": "string", "Type": "string" } }

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The resource query to determine which Amazon resources are members of this resource group.


A resource group can contain either a Configuration or a ResourceQuery, but not both.

Type: ResourceQuery object

Required: Yes


The name or the ARN of the resource group to query.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1600.

Pattern: (arn:aws(-[a-z]+)*:resource-groups:[a-z]{2}(-[a-z]+)+-\d{1}:[0-9]{12}:group/)?[a-zA-Z0-9_\.-]{1,300}

Required: No


This parameter has been deprecated.

Don't use this parameter. Use Group instead.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 300.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9_\.-]+

Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "GroupQuery": { "GroupName": "string", "ResourceQuery": { "Query": "string", "Type": "string" } } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The updated resource query associated with the resource group after the update.

Type: GroupQuery object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The request includes one or more parameters that violate validation rules.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The caller isn't authorized to make the request. Check permissions.

HTTP Status Code: 403


An internal error occurred while processing the request. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request uses an HTTP method that isn't allowed for the specified resource.

HTTP Status Code: 405


One or more of the specified resources don't exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404


You've exceeded throttling limits by making too many requests in a period of time.

HTTP Status Code: 429



The following example updates the query of the specified resource group. A resource group query requires that you supply both a Type parameter and a Query string parameter. The Query parameter is a JSON representation of the query as a single string.

Sample Request

POST /update-group-query HTTP/1.1 Host: resource-groups.us-west-2.amazonaws.com Accept-Encoding: identity User-Agent: aws-cli/2.2.40 Python/3.8.8 Windows/10 exe/AMD64 prompt/off command/resource-groups.update-group-query X-Amz-Date: 20220120T225422Z X-Amz-Security-Token: <SECURITY-TOKEN> Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=<ACCESS-KEY>/20220113/us-west-2/resource-groups/aws4_request,SignedHeaders=host;x-amz-date;x-amz-security-token,Signature=<SIGV4-SIGNATURE> Content-Length: 197 { "GroupName": "MyTest", "ResourceQuery": { "Type": "TAG_FILTERS_1_0", "Query": "{\"ResourceTypeFilters\":[\"AWS::EC2::Instance\"],\"TagFilters\":[{\"Key\":\"Name\", \"Values\":[\"WebServers\"]}]}"}}

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 22:54:23 GMT Content-Type: application/json Content-Length: 206 x-amzn-RequestId: <VARIES> x-amz-apigw-id: <VARIES> X-Amzn-Trace-Id: Root=<VARIES> Connection: keep-alive { "GroupQuery":{ "GroupName":"MyTest", "ResourceQuery":{ "Type":"TAG_FILTERS_1_0", "Query":"{\"ResourceTypeFilters\":[\"AWS::EC2::Instance\"],\"TagFilters\":[{\"Key\":\"Name\", \"Values\":[\"WebServers\"]}]}" } } }

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: