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AWS CodePipeline
API Reference (API Version 2015-07-09)

StartPipelineExecution

Starts the specified pipeline. Specifically, it begins processing the latest commit to the source location specified as part of the pipeline.

Request Syntax

{
   "name": "string"
}

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

name

The name of the pipeline to start.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 100.

Pattern: [A-Za-z0-9.@\-_]+

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{
   "pipelineExecutionId": "string"
}

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.

pipelineExecutionId

The unique system-generated ID of the pipeline execution that was started.

Type: String

Pattern: [0-9a-f]{8}-[0-9a-f]{4}-[0-9a-f]{4}-[0-9a-f]{4}-[0-9a-f]{12}

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

PipelineNotFoundException

The specified pipeline was specified in an invalid format or cannot be found.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ValidationException

The validation was specified in an invalid format.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Example

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1
Host: codepipeline.us-east-1.amazonaws.com
Accept-Encoding: identity
Content-Length: 27
X-Amz-Target: CodePipeline_20150709.StartPipelineExecution
X-Amz-Date: 20160707T172713Z
User-Agent: aws-cli/1.7.38 Python/2.7.9 Windows/7
Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1
Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAI44QH8DHBEXAMPLE/20160707/us-east-1/codepipeline/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=8d9b5998EXAMPLE

{
  "name": "MyFirstPipeline"
}

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
x-amzn-RequestId: 620484b7-88cb-11e5-b497-75c49EXAMPLE
Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1
Content-Length: 62

{
  "pipelineExecutionId": "3137f7cb-7cf7-EXAMPLE"
}

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: