Starting a State Machine Execution Using CloudWatch Events

You can execute a Step Functions state machine in response to an event pattern or on a schedule using Amazon CloudWatch Events. This tutorial shows how to set a state machine as a target for a CloudWatch Events rule that starts the execution of a state machine every 5 minutes.

For more information on setting a Step Functions state machine as a target using the PutTarget Amazon CloudWatch Events API action, see Add a Step Functions state machine as a target.

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