StartCalculationExecution - Amazon Athena
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Submits calculations for execution within a session. You can supply the code to run as an inline code block within the request.


The request syntax requires the StartCalculationExecution:CodeBlock parameter or the CalculationConfiguration:CodeBlock parameter, but not both. Because CalculationConfiguration:CodeBlock is deprecated, use the StartCalculationExecution:CodeBlock parameter instead.

Request Syntax

{ "CalculationConfiguration": { "CodeBlock": "string" }, "ClientRequestToken": "string", "CodeBlock": "string", "Description": "string", "SessionId": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


This parameter has been deprecated.

Contains configuration information for the calculation.

Type: CalculationConfiguration object

Required: No


A unique case-sensitive string used to ensure the request to create the calculation is idempotent (executes only once). If another StartCalculationExecutionRequest is received, the same response is returned and another calculation is not created. If a parameter has changed, an error is returned.


This token is listed as not required because Amazon SDKs (for example the Amazon SDK for Java) auto-generate the token for users. If you are not using the Amazon SDK or the Amazon CLI, you must provide this token or the action will fail.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 32. Maximum length of 128.

Required: No


A string that contains the code of the calculation. Use this parameter instead of CalculationConfiguration:CodeBlock, which is deprecated.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 68000.

Required: No


A description of the calculation.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1024.

Required: No


The session ID.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "CalculationExecutionId": "string", "State": "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 calculation execution UUID.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 36.


CREATING - The calculation is in the process of being created.

CREATED - The calculation has been created and is ready to run.

QUEUED - The calculation has been queued for processing.

RUNNING - The calculation is running.

CANCELING - A request to cancel the calculation has been received and the system is working to stop it.

CANCELED - The calculation is no longer running as the result of a cancel request.

COMPLETED - The calculation has completed without error.

FAILED - The calculation failed and is no longer running.

Type: String



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


Indicates a platform issue, which may be due to a transient condition or outage.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Indicates that something is wrong with the input to the request. For example, a required parameter may be missing or out of range.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A resource, such as a workgroup, was not found.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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