AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Container for the parameters to the PutTargets operation. Adds the specified targets to the specified rule, or updates the targets if they are already associated with the rule.

Targets are the resources that are invoked when a rule is triggered.

You can configure the following as targets for CloudWatch Events:

Note that creating rules with built-in targets is supported only in the AWS Management Console.

For some target types, PutTargets provides target-specific parameters. If the target is an Amazon Kinesis stream, you can optionally specify which shard the event goes to by using the KinesisParameters argument. To invoke a command on multiple EC2 instances with one rule, you can use the RunCommandParameters field.

To be able to make API calls against the resources that you own, Amazon CloudWatch Events needs the appropriate permissions. For AWS Lambda and Amazon SNS resources, CloudWatch Events relies on resource-based policies. For EC2 instances, Amazon Kinesis streams, and AWS Step Functions state machines, CloudWatch Events relies on IAM roles that you specify in the RoleARN argument in PutTargets. For more information, see Authentication and Access Control in the Amazon CloudWatch Events User Guide.

If another AWS account is in the same region and has granted you permission (using PutPermission), you can send events to that account by setting that account's event bus as a target of the rules in your account. To send the matched events to the other account, specify that account's event bus as the Arn when you run PutTargets. If your account sends events to another account, your account is charged for each sent event. Each event sent to antoher account is charged as a custom event. The account receiving the event is not charged. For more information on pricing, see Amazon CloudWatch Pricing.

For more information about enabling cross-account events, see PutPermission.

Input, InputPath and InputTransformer are mutually exclusive and optional parameters of a target. When a rule is triggered due to a matched event:

When you specify InputPath or InputTransformer, you must use JSON dot notation, not bracket notation.

When you add targets to a rule and the associated rule triggers soon after, new or updated targets might not be immediately invoked. Please allow a short period of time for changes to take effect.

This action can partially fail if too many requests are made at the same time. If that happens, FailedEntryCount is non-zero in the response and each entry in FailedEntries provides the ID of the failed target and the error code.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace: Amazon.CloudWatchEvents.Model
Assembly: AWSSDK.CloudWatchEvents.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public class PutTargetsRequest : AmazonCloudWatchEventsRequest

The PutTargetsRequest type exposes the following members


Public Method PutTargetsRequest()


Public Property Rule System.String

Gets and sets the property Rule.

The name of the rule.

Public Property Targets System.Collections.Generic.List<Amazon.CloudWatchEvents.Model.Target>

Gets and sets the property Targets.

The targets to update or add to the rule.

Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms