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[ aws . ssm-incidents ]



Creates a custom timeline event on the incident details page of an incident record. Timeline events are automatically created by Incident Manager, marking key moment during an incident. You can create custom timeline events to mark important events that are automatically detected by Incident Manager.

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See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--client-token <value>]
--event-data <value>
--event-time <value>
--event-type <value>
--incident-record-arn <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--client-token (string)

A token ensuring that the action is called only once with the specified details.

--event-data (string)

A short description of the event.

--event-time (timestamp)

The time that the event occurred.

--event-type (string)

The type of the event. You can create timeline events of type Custom Event .

--incident-record-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the incident record to which the event will be added.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To create a timeline event

The following create-timeline-event example creates a custom timeline event at the specified time on the specified incident.

aws ssm-incidents create-timeline-event \
    --event-data "\"example timeline event\"" \
    --event-time 2020-10-01T20:30:00.000 \
    --event-type "Custom Event" \
    --incident-record-arn "arn:aws:ssm-incidents::111122223333:incident-record/Example-Response-Plan/6ebcc812-85f5-b7eb-8b2f-283e4d844308"


    "eventId": "c0bcc885-a41d-eb01-b4ab-9d2de193643c",
    "incidentRecordArn": "arn:aws:ssm-incidents::111122223333:incident-record/Example-Response-Plan/6ebcc812-85f5-b7eb-8b2f-283e4d844308"

For more information, see Incident details in the Incident Manager User Guide.


eventId -> (string)

The ID of the event for easy reference later.

incidentRecordArn -> (string)

The ARN of the incident record that you added the event to.