Amazon CloudWatch Events
API Reference (API Version 2015-10-07)


Deletes a rule. You must remove all targets from a rule using RemoveTargets before you can delete the rule.

Note: When you delete a rule, incoming events might still continue to match to the deleted rule. Please allow a short period of time for changes to take effect.

Request Syntax

   "Name": "string"

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The name of the rule to be deleted.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: [\.\-_A-Za-z0-9]+

Required: Yes

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.


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


This exception occurs if there is concurrent modification on rule or target.

HTTP Status Code: 400


This exception occurs due to unexpected causes.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Deletes a rule named "test".

The following is an example of a DeleteRule request.

Sample Request

Host: events.<region>.<domain>
x-amz-Date: <Date>
Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=<Credential>, SignedHeaders=content-type;date;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target;x-amzn-requestid, Signature=<Signature>
User-Agent: <UserAgentString>
Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1
Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes>
Connection: Keep-Alive 
X-Amz-Target: AWSEvents.DeleteRule

    "Name": "test"

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
x-amzn-RequestId: <RequestId>
Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1
Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes>
Date: <Date>