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Add a Scheduler resource to your Altostra project

The Scheduler resource add a CloudWatch event rule with a that emit events at a defined schedule.
To add a Scheduler resource in the designer, go to the "Application Integration" section and select the "Scheduler" resource, or search "scheduler" in the search box:

Scheduler properties

Scheduler properties

Scheduler parameters


type: string | required

  • Altostra will use Name property for generating a logical ID:
    • Only strict alpha-numeric characters will be used (by the restrictions of CFN)
    • If non alpha-numeric characters were used in the name, the logical ID will be generated by the resource type
    • Up to 64 characters

Repeat every:

type: number

  • Simple timer where you can select how often your scheduler will trigger connected resource
  • Possible values
    • Repeat every number Minutes
    • Repeat every number Hours
    • Repeat every number Days


type: string

  • A cron expression that defines when events will be emitted.
    For more information, read about Cron Expressions in the Amazon CloudWatch Events User Guide.

SNS Topic connections

Scheduler connections

Scheduler can connect to the following resources:

  • Compute:
    • Fargate Serverless Container
    • Lambda Function

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