ElasticBeanstalk / Client / describe_application_versions



Retrieve a list of application versions.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.describe_application_versions(
  • ApplicationName (string) – Specify an application name to show only application versions for that application.

  • VersionLabels (list) –

    Specify a version label to show a specific application version.

    • (string) –

  • MaxRecords (integer) –

    For a paginated request. Specify a maximum number of application versions to include in each response.

    If no MaxRecords is specified, all available application versions are retrieved in a single response.

  • NextToken (string) –

    For a paginated request. Specify a token from a previous response page to retrieve the next response page. All other parameter values must be identical to the ones specified in the initial request.

    If no NextToken is specified, the first page is retrieved.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'ApplicationVersions': [
            'ApplicationVersionArn': 'string',
            'ApplicationName': 'string',
            'Description': 'string',
            'VersionLabel': 'string',
            'SourceBuildInformation': {
                'SourceType': 'Git'|'Zip',
                'SourceRepository': 'CodeCommit'|'S3',
                'SourceLocation': 'string'
            'BuildArn': 'string',
            'SourceBundle': {
                'S3Bucket': 'string',
                'S3Key': 'string'
            'DateCreated': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
            'DateUpdated': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
            'Status': 'Processed'|'Unprocessed'|'Failed'|'Processing'|'Building'
    'NextToken': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    Result message wrapping a list of application version descriptions.

    • ApplicationVersions (list) –

      List of ApplicationVersionDescription objects sorted in order of creation.

      • (dict) –

        Describes the properties of an application version.

        • ApplicationVersionArn (string) –

          The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the application version.

        • ApplicationName (string) –

          The name of the application to which the application version belongs.

        • Description (string) –

          The description of the application version.

        • VersionLabel (string) –

          A unique identifier for the application version.

        • SourceBuildInformation (dict) –

          If the version’s source code was retrieved from AWS CodeCommit, the location of the source code for the application version.

          • SourceType (string) –

            The type of repository.

            • Git

            • Zip

          • SourceRepository (string) –

            Location where the repository is stored.

            • CodeCommit

            • S3

          • SourceLocation (string) –

            The location of the source code, as a formatted string, depending on the value of SourceRepository

            • For CodeCommit, the format is the repository name and commit ID, separated by a forward slash. For example, my-git-repo/265cfa0cf6af46153527f55d6503ec030551f57a.

            • For S3, the format is the S3 bucket name and object key, separated by a forward slash. For example, my-s3-bucket/Folders/my-source-file.

        • BuildArn (string) –

          Reference to the artifact from the AWS CodeBuild build.

        • SourceBundle (dict) –

          The storage location of the application version’s source bundle in Amazon S3.

          • S3Bucket (string) –

            The Amazon S3 bucket where the data is located.

          • S3Key (string) –

            The Amazon S3 key where the data is located.

        • DateCreated (datetime) –

          The creation date of the application version.

        • DateUpdated (datetime) –

          The last modified date of the application version.

        • Status (string) –

          The processing status of the application version. Reflects the state of the application version during its creation. Many of the values are only applicable if you specified True for the Process parameter of the CreateApplicationVersion action. The following list describes the possible values.

          • Unprocessed – Application version wasn’t pre-processed or validated. Elastic Beanstalk will validate configuration files during deployment of the application version to an environment.

          • Processing – Elastic Beanstalk is currently processing the application version.

          • Building – Application version is currently undergoing an AWS CodeBuild build.

          • Processed – Elastic Beanstalk was successfully pre-processed and validated.

          • Failed – Either the AWS CodeBuild build failed or configuration files didn’t pass validation. This application version isn’t usable.

    • NextToken (string) –

      In a paginated request, the token that you can pass in a subsequent request to get the next response page.


The following operation retrieves information about an application version labeled v2:

response = client.describe_application_versions(


Expected Output:

    'ApplicationVersions': [
            'ApplicationName': 'my-app',
            'DateCreated': datetime(2015, 7, 23, 1, 32, 26, 3, 204, 0),
            'DateUpdated': datetime(2015, 7, 23, 1, 32, 26, 3, 204, 0),
            'Description': 'update cover page',
            'SourceBundle': {
                'S3Bucket': 'elasticbeanstalk-us-west-2-015321684451',
                'S3Key': 'my-app/5026-stage-150723_224258.war',
            'VersionLabel': 'v2',
            'ApplicationName': 'my-app',
            'DateCreated': datetime(2015, 7, 23, 22, 26, 10, 3, 204, 0),
            'DateUpdated': datetime(2015, 7, 23, 22, 26, 10, 3, 204, 0),
            'Description': 'initial version',
            'SourceBundle': {
                'S3Bucket': 'elasticbeanstalk-us-west-2-015321684451',
                'S3Key': 'my-app/5026-stage-150723_222618.war',
            'VersionLabel': 'v1',
    'ResponseMetadata': {
        '...': '...',