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Executions

A state machine execution occurs when a Step Functions state machine runs and performs its tasks. Each Step Functions state machine can have multiple simultaneous executions which you can initiate from the Step Functions console, or using the AWS SDKs, the Step Functions API actions, or the AWS CLI. An execution receives JSON input and produces JSON output.

For more information about the different ways of working with Step Functions, see Development Options. For more information about initiating an execution from the Step Functions console, see To start a new execution.

Note

The Step Functions console displays a maximum of 1,000 executions per state machine. If you have more than 1,000 executions, use the Step Functions API actions, or the AWS CLI to display all of your executions.