CreateSpotDatafeedSubscription - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
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Creates a data feed for Spot Instances, enabling you to view Spot Instance usage logs. You can create one data feed per Amazon Web Services account. For more information, see Spot Instance data feed in the Amazon EC2 User Guide.

Request Parameters

The following parameters are for this specific action. For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.


The name of the Amazon S3 bucket in which to store the Spot Instance data feed. For more information about bucket names, see Rules for bucket naming in the Amazon S3 Developer Guide.

Type: String

Required: Yes


Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The prefix for the data feed file names.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The ID of the request.

Type: String


The Spot Instance data feed subscription.

Type: SpotDatafeedSubscription object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common client error codes.



This example creates a Spot Instance data feed for the account.

Sample Request &Bucket=my-s3-bucket &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<CreateSpotDatafeedSubscriptionResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>59dbff89-35bd-4eac-99ed-be587EXAMPLE</requestId> <spotDatafeedSubscription> <ownerId>123456789012</ownerId> <bucket>my-s3-bucket</bucket> <prefix>spotdata_</prefix> <state>Active</state> </spotDatafeedSubscription> </CreateSpotDatafeedSubscriptionResponse>

See Also

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