Duration

class aws_cdk.core.Duration(*args: Any, **kwargs)

Bases: object

Represents a length of time.

The amount can be specified either as a literal value (e.g: 10) which cannot be negative, or as an unresolved number token.

When the amount is passed as a token, unit conversion is not possible.

ExampleMetadata

infused

Example:

import aws_cdk.aws_lambda as lambda_


fn = lambda_.Function(self, "MyFunc",
    runtime=lambda_.Runtime.NODEJS_12_X,
    handler="index.handler",
    code=lambda_.Code.from_inline("exports.handler = handler.toString()")
)

rule = events.Rule(self, "rule",
    event_pattern=events.EventPattern(
        source=["aws.ec2"]
    )
)

queue = sqs.Queue(self, "Queue")

rule.add_target(targets.LambdaFunction(fn,
    dead_letter_queue=queue,  # Optional: add a dead letter queue
    max_event_age=cdk.Duration.hours(2),  # Optional: set the maxEventAge retry policy
    retry_attempts=2
))

Methods

format_token_to_number()

Returns stringified number of duration.

Return type

str

is_unresolved()

Checks if duration is a token or a resolvable object.

Return type

bool

minus(rhs)

Substract two Durations together.

Parameters

rhs (Duration) –

Return type

Duration

plus(rhs)

Add two Durations together.

Parameters

rhs (Duration) –

Return type

Duration

to_days(*, integral=None)

Return the total number of days in this Duration.

Parameters

integral (Optional[bool]) – If true, conversions into a larger time unit (e.g. Seconds to Minutes) will fail if the result is not an integer. Default: true

Return type

Union[int, float]

Returns

the value of this Duration expressed in Days.

to_hours(*, integral=None)

Return the total number of hours in this Duration.

Parameters

integral (Optional[bool]) – If true, conversions into a larger time unit (e.g. Seconds to Minutes) will fail if the result is not an integer. Default: true

Return type

Union[int, float]

Returns

the value of this Duration expressed in Hours.

to_human_string()

Turn this duration into a human-readable string.

Return type

str

to_iso_string()

Return an ISO 8601 representation of this period.

Return type

str

Returns

a string starting with ‘P’ describing the period

See

https://www.iso.org/fr/standard/70907.html

to_milliseconds(*, integral=None)

Return the total number of milliseconds in this Duration.

Parameters

integral (Optional[bool]) – If true, conversions into a larger time unit (e.g. Seconds to Minutes) will fail if the result is not an integer. Default: true

Return type

Union[int, float]

Returns

the value of this Duration expressed in Milliseconds.

to_minutes(*, integral=None)

Return the total number of minutes in this Duration.

Parameters

integral (Optional[bool]) – If true, conversions into a larger time unit (e.g. Seconds to Minutes) will fail if the result is not an integer. Default: true

Return type

Union[int, float]

Returns

the value of this Duration expressed in Minutes.

to_seconds(*, integral=None)

Return the total number of seconds in this Duration.

Parameters

integral (Optional[bool]) – If true, conversions into a larger time unit (e.g. Seconds to Minutes) will fail if the result is not an integer. Default: true

Return type

Union[int, float]

Returns

the value of this Duration expressed in Seconds.

to_string()

Returns a string representation of this Duration.

This is is never the right function to use when you want to use the Duration object in a template. Use toSeconds(), toMinutes(), toDays(), etc. instead.

Return type

str

unit_label()

Returns unit of the duration.

Return type

str

Static Methods

classmethod days(amount)

Create a Duration representing an amount of days.

Parameters

amount (Union[int, float]) – the amount of Days the Duration will represent.

Return type

Duration

Returns

a new Duration representing amount Days.

classmethod hours(amount)

Create a Duration representing an amount of hours.

Parameters

amount (Union[int, float]) – the amount of Hours the Duration will represent.

Return type

Duration

Returns

a new Duration representing amount Hours.

classmethod millis(amount)

Create a Duration representing an amount of milliseconds.

Parameters

amount (Union[int, float]) – the amount of Milliseconds the Duration will represent.

Return type

Duration

Returns

a new Duration representing amount ms.

classmethod minutes(amount)

Create a Duration representing an amount of minutes.

Parameters

amount (Union[int, float]) – the amount of Minutes the Duration will represent.

Return type

Duration

Returns

a new Duration representing amount Minutes.

classmethod parse(duration)

Parse a period formatted according to the ISO 8601 standard.

Parameters

duration (str) – an ISO-formtted duration to be parsed.

Return type

Duration

Returns

the parsed Duration.

See

https://www.iso.org/fr/standard/70907.html

classmethod seconds(amount)

Create a Duration representing an amount of seconds.

Parameters

amount (Union[int, float]) – the amount of Seconds the Duration will represent.

Return type

Duration

Returns

a new Duration representing amount Seconds.