Returns the ID and status of each active change set for a stack. For example, CloudFormation lists change sets that are in the CREATE_IN_PROGRESS or CREATE_PENDING state.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.list_change_sets(
  • StackName (string) --


    The name or the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the stack for which you want to list change sets.

  • NextToken (string) -- A string (provided by the ListChangeSets response output) that identifies the next page of change sets that you want to retrieve.
Return type



Response Syntax

    'Summaries': [
            'StackId': 'string',
            'StackName': 'string',
            'ChangeSetId': 'string',
            'ChangeSetName': 'string',
            'StatusReason': 'string',
            'CreationTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
            'Description': 'string',
            'IncludeNestedStacks': True|False,
            'ParentChangeSetId': 'string',
            'RootChangeSetId': 'string'
    'NextToken': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) --

    The output for the ListChangeSets action.

    • Summaries (list) --

      A list of ChangeSetSummary structures that provides the ID and status of each change set for the specified stack.

      • (dict) --

        The ChangeSetSummary structure describes a change set, its status, and the stack with which it's associated.

        • StackId (string) --

          The ID of the stack with which the change set is associated.

        • StackName (string) --

          The name of the stack with which the change set is associated.

        • ChangeSetId (string) --

          The ID of the change set.

        • ChangeSetName (string) --

          The name of the change set.

        • ExecutionStatus (string) --

          If the change set execution status is AVAILABLE , you can execute the change set. If you can't execute the change set, the status indicates why. For example, a change set might be in an UNAVAILABLE state because CloudFormation is still creating it or in an OBSOLETE state because the stack was already updated.

        • Status (string) --

          The state of the change set, such as CREATE_IN_PROGRESS , CREATE_COMPLETE , or FAILED .

        • StatusReason (string) --

          A description of the change set's status. For example, if your change set is in the FAILED state, CloudFormation shows the error message.

        • CreationTime (datetime) --

          The start time when the change set was created, in UTC.

        • Description (string) --

          Descriptive information about the change set.

        • IncludeNestedStacks (boolean) --

          Specifies the current setting of IncludeNestedStacks for the change set.

        • ParentChangeSetId (string) --

          The parent change set ID.

        • RootChangeSetId (string) --

          The root change set ID.

    • NextToken (string) --

      If the output exceeds 1 MB, a string that identifies the next page of change sets. If there is no additional page, this value is null .