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Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
API Reference (API Version 2016-11-15)

DeleteTags

Deletes the specified set of tags from the specified set of resources.

To list the current tags, use DescribeTags. For more information about tags, see Tagging Your Resources in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

Request Parameters

The following parameters are for this specific action. For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.

DryRun

Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

ResourceId.N

The IDs of one or more resources.

Type: Array of strings

Required: Yes

Tag.N

One or more tags to delete. If you omit this parameter, we delete all tags for the specified resources. Specify a tag key and an optional tag value to delete specific tags. If you specify a tag key without a tag value, we delete any tag with this key regardless of its value. If you specify a tag key with an empty string as the tag value, we delete the tag only if its value is an empty string.

Type: Array of Tag objects

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.

requestId

The ID of the request.

Type: String

return

Is true if the request succeeds, and an error otherwise.

Type: Boolean

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

Examples

Example

This example deletes all tags for the AMI with the ID ami-1a2b3c4d.

Sample Request

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https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=DeleteTags &ResourceId.1=ami-1a2b3c4d &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

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<DeleteTagsResponse xmlns="http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2016-11-15/"> <requestId>7a62c49f-347e-4fc4-9331-6e8eEXAMPLE</requestId> <return>true</return> </DeleteTagsResponse>

Example

This example deletes the stack and webserver tags for two particular instances.

Sample Request

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https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=DeleteTags &ResourceId.1=i-1234567890abcdef0 &ResourceId.2=i-0598c7d356eba48d7 &Tag.1.Key=stack &Tag.2.Key=webserver &AUTHPARAMS

Example

You can specify a tag key without a corresponding tag value to delete the tag regardless of its value. This example request deletes all tags that have a key of Purpose, regardless of the tag value.

Sample Request

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https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=DeleteTags &ResourceId.1=i-0598c7d356eba48d7 &Tag.1.Key=Purpose &AUTHPARAMS

Example

When you create a tag, you can set the tag value to the empty string. Correspondingly, you can delete only tags that have a specific key and whose value is the empty string. This example request deletes all tags for the specified instance where the key is Purpose and the tag value is the empty string.

Sample Request

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https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=DeleteTags &ResourceId.1=i-1234567890abcdef0 &Tag.1.Key=Purpose &Tag.2.Value= &AUTHPARAMS

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: