SubmitJob - Amazon Batch
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Submits an Amazon Batch job from a job definition. Parameters that are specified during SubmitJob override parameters defined in the job definition. vCPU and memory requirements that are specified in the resourceRequirements objects in the job definition are the exception. They can't be overridden this way using the memory and vcpus parameters. Rather, you must specify updates to job definition parameters in a resourceRequirements object that's included in the containerOverrides parameter.


Job queues with a scheduling policy are limited to 500 active fair share identifiers at a time.


Jobs that run on Fargate resources can't be guaranteed to run for more than 14 days. This is because, after 14 days, Fargate resources might become unavailable and job might be terminated.

Request Syntax

POST /v1/submitjob HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "arrayProperties": { "size": number }, "containerOverrides": { "command": [ "string" ], "environment": [ { "name": "string", "value": "string" } ], "instanceType": "string", "memory": number, "resourceRequirements": [ { "type": "string", "value": "string" } ], "vcpus": number }, "dependsOn": [ { "jobId": "string", "type": "string" } ], "ecsPropertiesOverride": { "taskProperties": [ { "containers": [ { "command": [ "string" ], "environment": [ { "name": "string", "value": "string" } ], "name": "string", "resourceRequirements": [ { "type": "string", "value": "string" } ] } ] } ] }, "eksPropertiesOverride": { "podProperties": { "containers": [ { "args": [ "string" ], "command": [ "string" ], "env": [ { "name": "string", "value": "string" } ], "image": "string", "name": "string", "resources": { "limits": { "string" : "string" }, "requests": { "string" : "string" } } } ], "initContainers": [ { "args": [ "string" ], "command": [ "string" ], "env": [ { "name": "string", "value": "string" } ], "image": "string", "name": "string", "resources": { "limits": { "string" : "string" }, "requests": { "string" : "string" } } } ], "metadata": { "labels": { "string" : "string" } } } }, "jobDefinition": "string", "jobName": "string", "jobQueue": "string", "nodeOverrides": { "nodePropertyOverrides": [ { "containerOverrides": { "command": [ "string" ], "environment": [ { "name": "string", "value": "string" } ], "instanceType": "string", "memory": number, "resourceRequirements": [ { "type": "string", "value": "string" } ], "vcpus": number }, "ecsPropertiesOverride": { "taskProperties": [ { "containers": [ { "command": [ "string" ], "environment": [ { "name": "string", "value": "string" } ], "name": "string", "resourceRequirements": [ { "type": "string", "value": "string" } ] } ] } ] }, "eksPropertiesOverride": { "podProperties": { "containers": [ { "args": [ "string" ], "command": [ "string" ], "env": [ { "name": "string", "value": "string" } ], "image": "string", "name": "string", "resources": { "limits": { "string" : "string" }, "requests": { "string" : "string" } } } ], "initContainers": [ { "args": [ "string" ], "command": [ "string" ], "env": [ { "name": "string", "value": "string" } ], "image": "string", "name": "string", "resources": { "limits": { "string" : "string" }, "requests": { "string" : "string" } } } ], "metadata": { "labels": { "string" : "string" } } } }, "instanceTypes": [ "string" ], "targetNodes": "string" } ], "numNodes": number }, "parameters": { "string" : "string" }, "propagateTags": boolean, "retryStrategy": { "attempts": number, "evaluateOnExit": [ { "action": "string", "onExitCode": "string", "onReason": "string", "onStatusReason": "string" } ] }, "schedulingPriorityOverride": number, "shareIdentifier": "string", "tags": { "string" : "string" }, "timeout": { "attemptDurationSeconds": number } }

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The array properties for the submitted job, such as the size of the array. The array size can be between 2 and 10,000. If you specify array properties for a job, it becomes an array job. For more information, see Array Jobs in the Amazon Batch User Guide.

Type: ArrayProperties object

Required: No


An object with properties that override the defaults for the job definition that specify the name of a container in the specified job definition and the overrides it should receive. You can override the default command for a container, which is specified in the job definition or the Docker image, with a command override. You can also override existing environment variables on a container or add new environment variables to it with an environment override.

Type: ContainerOverrides object

Required: No


A list of dependencies for the job. A job can depend upon a maximum of 20 jobs. You can specify a SEQUENTIAL type dependency without specifying a job ID for array jobs so that each child array job completes sequentially, starting at index 0. You can also specify an N_TO_N type dependency with a job ID for array jobs. In that case, each index child of this job must wait for the corresponding index child of each dependency to complete before it can begin.

Type: Array of JobDependency objects

Required: No


An object, with properties that override defaults for the job definition, can only be specified for jobs that are run on Amazon ECS resources.

Type: EcsPropertiesOverride object

Required: No


An object, with properties that override defaults for the job definition, can only be specified for jobs that are run on Amazon EKS resources.

Type: EksPropertiesOverride object

Required: No


The job definition used by this job. This value can be one of definition-name, definition-name:revision, or the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the job definition, with or without the revision (arn:aws:batch:region:account:job-definition/definition-name:revision , or arn:aws:batch:region:account:job-definition/definition-name ).

If the revision is not specified, then the latest active revision is used.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The name of the job. It can be up to 128 letters long. The first character must be alphanumeric, can contain uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, hyphens (-), and underscores (_).

Type: String

Required: Yes


The job queue where the job is submitted. You can specify either the name or the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the queue.

Type: String

Required: Yes


A list of node overrides in JSON format that specify the node range to target and the container overrides for that node range.


This parameter isn't applicable to jobs that are running on Fargate resources; use containerOverrides instead.

Type: NodeOverrides object

Required: No


Additional parameters passed to the job that replace parameter substitution placeholders that are set in the job definition. Parameters are specified as a key and value pair mapping. Parameters in a SubmitJob request override any corresponding parameter defaults from the job definition.

Type: String to string map

Required: No


Specifies whether to propagate the tags from the job or job definition to the corresponding Amazon ECS task. If no value is specified, the tags aren't propagated. Tags can only be propagated to the tasks during task creation. For tags with the same name, job tags are given priority over job definitions tags. If the total number of combined tags from the job and job definition is over 50, the job is moved to the FAILED state. When specified, this overrides the tag propagation setting in the job definition.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The retry strategy to use for failed jobs from this SubmitJob operation. When a retry strategy is specified here, it overrides the retry strategy defined in the job definition.

Type: RetryStrategy object

Required: No


The scheduling priority for the job. This only affects jobs in job queues with a fair share policy. Jobs with a higher scheduling priority are scheduled before jobs with a lower scheduling priority. This overrides any scheduling priority in the job definition and works only within a single share identifier.

The minimum supported value is 0 and the maximum supported value is 9999.

Type: Integer

Required: No


The share identifier for the job. Don't specify this parameter if the job queue doesn't have a scheduling policy. If the job queue has a scheduling policy, then this parameter must be specified.

This string is limited to 255 alphanumeric characters, and can be followed by an asterisk (*).

Type: String

Required: No


The tags that you apply to the job request to help you categorize and organize your resources. Each tag consists of a key and an optional value. For more information, see Tagging Amazon Resources in Amazon General Reference.

Type: String to string map

Map Entries: Maximum number of 50 items.

Key Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Value Length Constraints: Maximum length of 256.

Required: No


The timeout configuration for this SubmitJob operation. You can specify a timeout duration after which Amazon Batch terminates your jobs if they haven't finished. If a job is terminated due to a timeout, it isn't retried. The minimum value for the timeout is 60 seconds. This configuration overrides any timeout configuration specified in the job definition. For array jobs, child jobs have the same timeout configuration as the parent job. For more information, see Job Timeouts in the Amazon Elastic Container Service Developer Guide.

Type: JobTimeout object

Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "jobArn": "string", "jobId": "string", "jobName": "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 Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the job.

Type: String


The unique identifier for the job.

Type: String


The name of the job.

Type: String



These errors are usually caused by a client action. One example cause is using an action or resource on behalf of a user that doesn't have permissions to use the action or resource. Another cause is specifying an identifier that's not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


These errors are usually caused by a server issue.

HTTP Status Code: 500


In the following example or examples, the Authorization header contents ( [authorization-params] ) must be replaced with an Amazon Signature Version 4 signature. For more information about creating these signatures, see Signature Version 4 Signing Process in the Amazon General Reference.

You only need to learn how to sign HTTP requests if you intend to manually create them. When you use the Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI) or one of the Amazon SDKs to make requests to Amazon, these tools automatically sign the requests for you with the access key that you specify when you configure the tools. When you use these tools, you don't need to learn how to sign requests yourself.


This example submits a simple container job called example to the HighPriority job queue.

Sample Request

POST /v1/submitjob HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: [content-length] Authorization: [authorization-params] X-Amz-Date: 20161129T201034Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.11.22 Python/2.7.12 Darwin/16.1.0 botocore/1.4.79 { "jobName": "example", "jobQueue": "HighPriority", "jobDefinition": "sleep60" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Type: application/json Content-Length: [content-length] Connection: keep-alive Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:10:34 GMT x-amzn-RequestId: [request-id] X-Amzn-Trace-Id: [trace-id] X-Cache: Miss from cloudfront Via: 1.1 (CloudFront) X-Amz-Cf-Id: QoWCvISTvYBbaP2hAoxC8_TWTl2JN-kNASYCjCJ5HztN0e1OuzvpSA== { "jobName": "example", "jobId": "876da822-4198-45f2-a252-6cea32512ea8" }

See Also

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