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API Reference (API Version 2016-08-10)

CancelJob

Cancels a job in an AWS Batch job queue. Jobs that are in the SUBMITTED, PENDING, or RUNNABLE state are cancelled. Jobs that have progressed to STARTING or RUNNING are not cancelled (but the API operation still succeeds, even if no job is cancelled); these jobs must be terminated with the TerminateJob operation.

Request Syntax

POST /v1/canceljob HTTP/1.1
Content-type: application/json

{
   "jobId": "string",
   "reason": "string"
}

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

jobId

The AWS Batch job ID of the job to cancel.

Type: String

Required: Yes

reason

A message to attach to the job that explains the reason for canceling it. This message is returned by future DescribeJobs operations on the job. This message is also recorded in the AWS Batch activity logs.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200

Response Elements

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

Errors

ClientException

These errors are usually caused by a client action, such as using an action or resource on behalf of a user that doesn't have permissions to use the action or resource, or specifying an identifier that is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ServerException

These errors are usually caused by a server issue.

HTTP Status Code: 500

Example

In the following example or examples, the Authorization header contents (AUTHPARAMS) must be replaced with an AWS Signature Version 4 signature. For more information about creating these signatures, see Signature Version 4 Signing Process in the AWS General Reference.

You only need to learn how to sign HTTP requests if you intend to manually create them. When you use the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) or one of the AWS SDKs to make requests to AWS, these tools automatically sign the requests for you with the access key that you specify when you configure the tools. When you use these tools, you don't need to learn how to sign requests yourself.

Example

This example cancels a job with the specified job ID.

Sample Request

POST /v1/canceljob HTTP/1.1
Host: batch.us-east-1.amazonaws.com
Accept-Encoding: identity
Content-Length: 78
Authorization: AUTHPARAMS
X-Amz-Date: 20161130T001258Z
User-Agent: aws-cli/1.11.22 Python/2.7.12 Darwin/16.1.0 botocore/1.4.79

{
  "reason": "Cancelling job.",
  "jobId": "1d828f65-7a4d-42e8-996d-3b900ed59dc4"
}

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 2
Connection: keep-alive
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:12:59 GMT
x-amzn-RequestId: c0049e91-b691-11e6-964d-89ad0cc99f8e
X-Amzn-Trace-Id: Root=1-583e198a-cc8df0f4fac14f0d51777093
X-Cache: Miss from cloudfront
Via: 1.1 bfdd5909914586f5bc4851846228c27f.cloudfront.net (CloudFront)
X-Amz-Cf-Id: whn1dX1uTx34Lvao7-7ZdkDXEbCZ_sjn3v3hHVFgbo1ORJtXyeggSw==

{}

See Also

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