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


Removes target(s) from a rule so that when the rule is triggered, those targets will no longer be invoked.

Note: When you remove a target, when the associated rule triggers, removed targets might still continue to be invoked. Please allow a short period of time for changes to take effect.

Request Syntax

   "Ids": [ "string" ],
   "Rule": "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 list of target IDs to remove from the rule.

Type: array of Strings

Array Members: Minimum number of 1 item. Maximum number of 100 items.

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

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

Required: Yes


The name of the rule you want to remove targets from.

Type: String

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

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

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

   "FailedEntries": [ 
         "ErrorCode": "string",
         "ErrorMessage": "string",
         "TargetId": "string"
   "FailedEntryCount": number

Response Elements

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

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


An array of failed target entries.

Type: array of RemoveTargetsResultEntry objects


The number of failed entries.

Type: Integer


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


The rule does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Removes a target with ID "MyTargetId" from a rule named "test".

The following is an example of a RemoveTargets 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.RemoveTargets

    "Rule": "test", 
    "Ids": [

Sample Response

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

    "FailedEntries": [],
    "FailedEntryCount": 0