AWS CloudFormation
User Guide (API Version 2010-05-15)

Quickly Deploying Templates with Transforms

AWS CloudFormation requires you to use a change set to create a template that includes transforms. Instead of independently creating and then executing a change set, use the aws cloudformation deploy command. When you run this command, it creates a change set, executes the change set, and then terminates. This command reduces the numbers of required steps when you create or update a stack that includes transforms.

The following command creates a new stack by using the my-template.json template.

aws cloudformation deploy --template /path_to_template/my-template.json --stack-name my-new-stack --parameter-overrides Key1=Value1 Key2=Value2

For more information, see the aws cloudformation deploy command in the AWS Command Line Interface Reference