AWS Glue
Developer Guide

Working with Triggers on the AWS Glue Console

A trigger controls when an ETL job runs in AWS Glue. To view your existing triggers, sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the AWS Glue console at Then choose the Triggers tab.

The Triggers list displays properties for each trigger:

Trigger name

The unique name you gave the trigger when you created it.

Trigger type

Indicates whether the trigger is time-based (Schedule), event-based (Jobs completed), or started by you (On-demand).

Trigger status

Indicates whether the trigger is Enabled or ACTIVATED and ready to invoke associated jobs when it fires. The trigger can also be Disabled or DEACTIVATED and paused so that it doesn't determine whether a job is invoked.

Trigger parameters

For Schedule triggers, this includes the details about the frequency and time to fire the trigger. For Jobs completed triggers, it includes the list of jobs to watch for completion that fire the trigger.

Jobs to trigger

Lists the jobs associated with the trigger that are invoked when this trigger fires.

Adding and Editing Triggers

To edit, delete, or start a trigger, select the check box next to the trigger in the list, and then choose Action. Here you can also disable a trigger to prevent it from starting any associated jobs, or enable it to start associated jobs when it fires.

Choose a trigger in the list to view details for the trigger. Trigger details include the information you defined when you created the trigger.

To add a new trigger, choose Add trigger, and follow the instructions in the Add trigger wizard.

You provide the following properties:


Give your trigger a unique name.

Trigger type

Specify one of the following:

  • Schedule: The trigger fires at a specific time.

  • Jobs completed: The trigger fires when a job in the list completes.

  • On-demand: The trigger fires when it is started from the triggers list page.

Jobs to trigger

List of jobs that are started by this trigger.

For more information, see Triggering Jobs in AWS Glue.