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create-activity

Description

Creates an activity. An activity is a task that you write in any programming language and host on any machine that has access to AWS Step Functions. Activities must poll Step Functions using the GetActivityTask API action and respond using SendTask* API actions. This function lets Step Functions know the existence of your activity and returns an identifier for use in a state machine and when polling from the activity.

Note

This operation is eventually consistent. The results are best effort and may not reflect very recent updates and changes.

Note

CreateActivity is an idempotent API. Subsequent requests won’t create a duplicate resource if it was already created. CreateActivity 's idempotency check is based on the activity name . If a following request has different tags values, Step Functions will ignore these differences and treat it as an idempotent request of the previous. In this case, tags will not be updated, even if they are different.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-activity
--name <value>
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--name (string)

The name of the activity to create. This name must be unique for your AWS account and region for 90 days. For more information, see Limits Related to State Machine Executions in the AWS Step Functions Developer Guide .

A name must not contain:

  • white space
  • brackets `` { } [ ]``
  • wildcard characters ? *
  • special characters " # % \ ^ | ~ ` $ , ; : /
  • control characters (U+0000-001F , U+007F-009F )

--tags (list)

The list of tags to add to a resource.

An array of key-value pairs. For more information, see Using Cost Allocation Tags in the AWS Billing and Cost Management User Guide , and Controlling Access Using IAM Tags .

Tags may only contain Unicode letters, digits, white space, or these symbols: _ . : / = + - @ .

Shorthand Syntax:

key=string,value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "key": "string",
    "value": "string"
  }
  ...
]

--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.

Output

activityArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that identifies the created activity.

creationDate -> (timestamp)

The date the activity is created.