AWS CodePipeline
User Guide (API Version 2015-07-09)

The procedures in this guide support the new console design. If you choose to use the older version of the console, you will find many of the concepts and basic procedures in this guide still apply. To access help in the new console, choose the information icon.

Use Periodic Checks to Start a Pipeline

Pipelines start automatically when repository changes are detected. One change detection method is periodic checks. Periodic checks can be enabled or disabled using the PollForSourceChanges flag. If you use the CLI to create or edit a pipeline, this parameter defaults to true. This is not the recommended configuration. Instead, edit your pipeline to use the recommended change-detection method and then set this parameter to false.

For more information about creating a pipeline with the recommended configuration, see Create a Pipeline (Console) and Create a Pipeline (CLI). For more information about updating an action or pipeline with the recommended configuration, see Edit a Pipeline (Console) and Edit a Pipeline (CLI).

For more information, see Change-Detection Methods Used to Start Pipelines Automatically.