Managing resource operation requests - Cloud Control API

Managing resource operation requests

Because resource operations are asynchronous, resource requests such as create-resource and update-resource return a ProgressEvent object that contains information about the current state of your resource create or update request.

For example, a resource create request might initially return the following ProgressEvent object.

{ "ProgressEvent": { "EventTime": "2021-08-09T18:17:15.219Z", "TypeName": "AWS::Logs::LogGroup", "OperationStatus": "IN_PROGRESS", "Operation": "CREATE", "Identifier": "LogGroupResourceExample", "RequestToken": "5f40c577-3534-4b20-9599-0b0123456789" } }

The information returned in the ProgressEvent object includes a request token that you can then use to track or cancel a resource operation request.


Resource operation requests expire after seven days.

Listing active resource operation requests

Use the list-resource-requests command to return a list of active resource operation requests for an AWS account and AWS Region. You can filter the list by request type and status.

Resource operation requests expire after seven days.

The following example returns active resource operation requests, but it filters out any resource create requests that are still in progress.

aws cloudcontrol list-resource-requests --resource-request-status-filter Operations=CREATE,OperationStatuses=IN_PROGRESS

The information returned for each resource operation includes a request token that you can then use to track or cancel a resource operation request.

{ "ResourceRequestStatusSummaries": [ { "EventTime": "2021-08-09T18:17:16.591Z", "TypeName": "AWS::Logs::LogGroup", "OperationStatus": "SUCCESS", "Operation": "CREATE", "Identifier": "LogGroupResourceExample", "RequestToken": "5f40c577-3534-4b20-9599-0b0123456789" } ] }

Tracking the progress of resource operation requests

Use the get-resource-request-status command to track the progress of your resource operation request. This command takes the request token included in the ProgressEvent object generated during the initial resource operation request. (You can also retrieve the request token for a resource operation request using the list-resource-requests command.) The get-resource-request-status command returns an updated ProgressEvent object containing information on the current state of the request.

See the following example.

aws cloudcontrol get-resource-request-status --request-token 5f40c577-3534-4b20-9599-0b0123456789

Canceling resource operation requests

Use the cancel-resource-request command to cancel a resource operation request that is currently in progress. Because you can only perform a single operation on a given resource at a time, there might be cases where you need to cancel the current resource operation to make the resource available so that another operation may be performed on it.

Canceling a resource request does not guarantee that Cloud Control API can immediately cancel all resource operations. Rather, Cloud Control API will stop making further calls to the resource event handler. A single resource operation request to Cloud Control API might actually consist of multiple calls to the underlying service that provisions the resource. Because of this, canceling a resource operation request might leave the request partially completed, resulting in only some of the requested changes being applied to the resource. Cloud Control API does not roll back the resource to its previous state.

Only resource operations requests with a status of PENDING or IN_PROGRESS can be cancelled.


Although calling CancelResourceRequest cancels operations performed by Cloud Control API, it does not terminate any asynchronous operations that may have already started on downstream services.