AWS::AutoScaling::ScalingPolicy MetricStat - AWS CloudFormation

AWS::AutoScaling::ScalingPolicy MetricStat

MetricStat is a property of the AWS::AutoScaling::ScalingPolicy MetricDataQuery property type.

This structure defines the CloudWatch metric to return, along with the statistic and unit.

For more information about the CloudWatch terminology below, see Amazon CloudWatch concepts in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.


To declare this entity in your AWS CloudFormation template, use the following syntax:


{ "Metric" : Metric, "Stat" : String, "Unit" : String }


Metric: Metric Stat: String Unit: String



The CloudWatch metric to return, including the metric name, namespace, and dimensions. To get the exact metric name, namespace, and dimensions, inspect the Metric object that is returned by a call to ListMetrics.

Required: Yes

Type: Metric

Update requires: No interruption


The statistic to return. It can include any CloudWatch statistic or extended statistic. For a list of valid values, see the table in Statistics in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.

The most commonly used metrics for predictive scaling are Average and Sum.

Required: Yes

Type: String

Pattern: [\u0020-\uD7FF\uE000-\uFFFD\uD800\uDC00-\uDBFF\uDFFF\r\n\t]*

Minimum: 1

Maximum: 100

Update requires: No interruption


The unit to use for the returned data points. For a complete list of the units that CloudWatch supports, see the MetricDatum data type in the Amazon CloudWatch API Reference.

Required: No

Type: String

Update requires: No interruption