[ aws . cloudformation ]



Updates a stack using the input information that was provided when the specified change set was created. After the call successfully completes, AWS CloudFormation starts updating the stack. Use the DescribeStacks action to view the status of the update.

When you execute a change set, AWS CloudFormation deletes all other change sets associated with the stack because they aren’t valid for the updated stack.

If a stack policy is associated with the stack, AWS CloudFormation enforces the policy during the update. You can’t specify a temporary stack policy that overrides the current policy.

To create a change set for the entire stack hierachy, IncludeNestedStacks must have been set to True .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--change-set-name <value>
[--stack-name <value>]
[--client-request-token <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--change-set-name (string)

The name or ARN of the change set that you want use to update the specified stack.

--stack-name (string)

If you specified the name of a change set, specify the stack name or ID (ARN) that is associated with the change set you want to execute.

--client-request-token (string)

A unique identifier for this ExecuteChangeSet request. Specify this token if you plan to retry requests so that AWS CloudFormation knows that you’re not attempting to execute a change set to update a stack with the same name. You might retry ExecuteChangeSet requests to ensure that AWS CloudFormation successfully received them.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To execute a change set

The following execute-change-set example executes a change set specified by change set name and stack name.

aws cloudformation execute-change-set \
    --change-set-name my-change-set \
    --stack-name my-stack

The following execute-change-set example executes a change set specified by the full ARN of the change set.

aws cloudformation execute-change-set \
    --change-set-name arn:aws:cloudformation:us-west-2:123456789012:changeSet/my-change-set/bc9555ba-a949-xmpl-bfb8-f41d04ec5784