CloudDirectory / Client / create_object



Creates an object in a Directory. Additionally attaches the object to a parent, if a parent reference and LinkName is specified. An object is simply a collection of Facet attributes. You can also use this API call to create a policy object, if the facet from which you create the object is a policy facet.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.create_object(
            'SchemaArn': 'string',
            'FacetName': 'string'
            'Key': {
                'SchemaArn': 'string',
                'FacetName': 'string',
                'Name': 'string'
            'Value': {
                'StringValue': 'string',
                'BinaryValue': b'bytes',
                'BooleanValue': True|False,
                'NumberValue': 'string',
                'DatetimeValue': datetime(2015, 1, 1)
        'Selector': 'string'
  • DirectoryArn (string) –


    The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that is associated with the Directory in which the object will be created. For more information, see arns.

  • SchemaFacets (list) –


    A list of schema facets to be associated with the object. Do not provide minor version components. See SchemaFacet for details.

    • (dict) –

      A facet.

      • SchemaArn (string) –

        The ARN of the schema that contains the facet with no minor component. See arns and In-Place Schema Upgrade for a description of when to provide minor versions. If this value is set, FacetName must also be set.

      • FacetName (string) –

        The name of the facet. If this value is set, SchemaArn must also be set.

  • ObjectAttributeList (list) –

    The attribute map whose attribute ARN contains the key and attribute value as the map value.

    • (dict) –

      The combination of an attribute key and an attribute value.

      • Key (dict) – [REQUIRED]

        The key of the attribute.

        • SchemaArn (string) – [REQUIRED]

          The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the schema that contains the facet and attribute.

        • FacetName (string) – [REQUIRED]

          The name of the facet that the attribute exists within.

        • Name (string) – [REQUIRED]

          The name of the attribute.

      • Value (dict) – [REQUIRED]

        The value of the attribute.

        • StringValue (string) –

          A string data value.

        • BinaryValue (bytes) –

          A binary data value.

        • BooleanValue (boolean) –

          A Boolean data value.

        • NumberValue (string) –

          A number data value.

        • DatetimeValue (datetime) –

          A date and time value.

  • ParentReference (dict) –

    If specified, the parent reference to which this object will be attached.

    • Selector (string) –

      A path selector supports easy selection of an object by the parent/child links leading to it from the directory root. Use the link names from each parent/child link to construct the path. Path selectors start with a slash (/) and link names are separated by slashes. For more information about paths, see Access Objects. You can identify an object in one of the following ways:

      • $ObjectIdentifier - An object identifier is an opaque string provided by Amazon Cloud Directory. When creating objects, the system will provide you with the identifier of the created object. An object’s identifier is immutable and no two objects will ever share the same object identifier. To identify an object with ObjectIdentifier, the ObjectIdentifier must be wrapped in double quotes.

      • /some/path - Identifies the object based on path

      • #SomeBatchReference - Identifies the object in a batch call

  • LinkName (string) – The name of link that is used to attach this object to a parent.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'ObjectIdentifier': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • ObjectIdentifier (string) –

      The identifier that is associated with the object.