Azure - Invoke

Invokes deployed function. It allows the user to send event data to the function and display the results of the function invocation.

serverless invoke --function functionName


  • --resourceGroup or -g - Specify the resource group name
  • --stage or -s - Specify stage name
  • --region or -r - Specify region name
  • --subscriptionId or -i - Specify subscription ID
  • --config or -c Name of your configuration file, if other than serverless.yml|.yaml|.js|.json.
  • --function or -f The name of the function in your service that you want to invoke. Required.
  • --path or -p The path to a json file with input data to be passed to the invoked function. This path is relative to the root directory of the service.
  • --data or -d Stringified JSON data to be used as input to the function

You can also run invoke local to invoke a locally running function app or invoke apim to invoke a function via the configured APIM endpoint.

Provided lifecycle events

  • invoke:invoke


# Invoke function directly
serverless invoke --function functionName
# Invoke function running locally
$ serverless invoke local --function functionName
# Invoke function via configured APIM endpoint
$ serverless invoke apim --function functionName

This example will invoke your deployed function on the configured platform endpoint. This will output the result of the invocation in your terminal.

Function invocation with data

serverless invoke --function functionName --data '{"name": "Bernie"}'

Function invocation with data passing

serverless invoke --function functionName --path data.json

This example will pass the json data in the data.json file (relative to the root of the service) while invoking the specified/deployed function.

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