AWS Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services
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AWS CloudFormation Execute Change Set Task


Executes an AWS CloudFormation change set to create or update a stack.


When you execute a change set, AWS CloudFormation deletes all other change sets associated with the stack because they aren't valid for the updated stack.

AWS CloudFormation updates a stack using the input information that was provided when the specified change set was created.

If a stack policy is associated with the stack, AWS CloudFormation enforces the policy during the update. You can't specify a temporary stack policy that overrides the current policy.


You can set the following parameters for the task. Required parameters are noted by an asterisk (*). Other parameters are optional.


The default name of the task, AWS CloudFormation Execute Change Set. You can rename it.

AWS Credentials*

The AWS credentials to use. If needed, choose +, and then add a new AWS connection.

AWS Region*

The AWS Region name to use. For more information, see Regions and Endpoints in the Amazon Web Services General Reference.

Change Set Name*

The name or Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the change set that you want to execute.

Stack Name

The stack name or ARN of the stack that is associated with the change set. This value is required if you specify the name of a change set to execute. If the change set ARN is specified, this field is optional.

The name must be unique in the region in which you are creating the stack. A stack name can contain only alphanumeric characters (case-sensitive) and hyphens. It must start with an alphabetic character and cannot be longer than 128 characters.