AWS CloudWatch Query Definition

This page shows how to write Terraform and CloudFormation for CloudWatch Query Definition and write them securely.

aws_cloudwatch_query_definition (Terraform)

The Query Definition in CloudWatch can be configured in Terraform with the resource name aws_cloudwatch_query_definition. The following sections describe 2 examples of how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub
resource "aws_cloudwatch_query_definition" "admin-api-50X-errors" {
  name = "ADMIN & API - 50X errors"

  log_group_names = [
resource "aws_cloudwatch_query_definition" "non_healthcheck_requests" {
  name = "no_healthchecks_or_scanning_output"

  query_string = <<QUERY
fields @timestamp, status, request_uri, @message
| sort @timestamp desc

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Explanation in Terraform Registry

Provides a CloudWatch Logs query definition resource.

AWS::CloudWatch::InsightRule (CloudFormation)

The InsightRule in CloudWatch can be configured in CloudFormation with the resource name AWS::CloudWatch::InsightRule. The following sections describe how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub

An example could not be found in GitHub.


Explanation in CloudFormation Registry

Creates or updates a Contributor Insights rule. Rules evaluate log events in a CloudWatch Logs log group, enabling you to find contributor data for the log events in that log group. For more information, see Using Contributor Insights to Analyze High-Cardinality Data in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.

Frequently asked questions

What is AWS CloudWatch Query Definition?

AWS CloudWatch Query Definition is a resource for CloudWatch of Amazon Web Service. Settings can be wrote in Terraform and CloudFormation.

Where can I find the example code for the AWS CloudWatch Query Definition?

For Terraform, the cds-snc/notification-terraform and ministryofjustice/opg-digideps source code examples are useful. See the Terraform Example section for further details.