AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Invokes the ChangeMessageVisibility operation against Amazon Simple Queue Service.

Syntax

Edit-SQSMessageVisibility
-QueueUrl <String>
-ReceiptHandle <String>
-VisibilityTimeout <Int32>
-PassThru <SwitchParameter>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

Changes the visibility timeout of a specified message in a queue to a new value. The maximum allowed timeout value is 12 hours. Thus, you can't extend the timeout of a message in an existing queue to more than a total visibility timeout of 12 hours. For more information, see Visibility Timeout in the Amazon SQS Developer Guide. For example, you have a message and with the default visibility timeout of 5 minutes. After 3 minutes, you call ChangeMessageVisiblity with a timeout of 10 minutes. At that time, the timeout for the message is extended by 10 minutes beyond the time of the ChangeMessageVisibility action. This results in a total visibility timeout of 13 minutes. You can continue to call the ChangeMessageVisibility to extend the visibility timeout to a maximum of 12 hours. If you try to extend the visibility timeout beyond 12 hours, your request is rejected. A message is considered to be in flight after it's received from a queue by a consumer, but not yet deleted from the queue. For standard queues, there can be a maximum of 120,000 inflight messages per queue. If you reach this limit, Amazon SQS returns the OverLimit error message. To avoid reaching the limit, you should delete messages from the queue after they're processed. You can also increase the number of queues you use to process your messages. For FIFO queues, there can be a maximum of 20,000 inflight messages per queue. If you reach this limit, Amazon SQS returns no error messages. If you attempt to set the VisibilityTimeout to a value greater than the maximum time left, Amazon SQS returns an error. Amazon SQS doesn't automatically recalculate and increase the timeout to the maximum remaining time. Unlike with a queue, when you change the visibility timeout for a specific message the timeout value is applied immediately but isn't saved in memory for that message. If you don't delete a message after it is received, the visibility timeout for the message reverts to the original timeout value (not to the value you set using the ChangeMessageVisibility action) the next time the message is received.

Parameters

-Force <SwitchParameter>
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-PassThru <SwitchParameter>
Returns the value passed to the QueueUrl parameter. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-QueueUrl <String>
The URL of the Amazon SQS queue whose message's visibility is changed.Queue URLs are case-sensitive.
Required?False
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-ReceiptHandle <String>
The receipt handle associated with the message whose visibility timeout is changed. This parameter is returned by the ReceiveMessage action.
Required?False
Position?2
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-VisibilityTimeout <Int32>
The new value for the message's visibility timeout (in seconds). Values values: 0 to 43200. Maximum: 12 hours.
Required?False
Position?3
Accept pipeline input?False

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileLocation <String>

Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)

If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials. Note that the encrypted credential file is not supported on all platforms. It will be skipped when searching for profiles on Windows Nano Server, Mac, and Linux platforms.

If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.

As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Region <String>
The system name of the AWS region in which the operation should be invoked. For example, us-east-1, eu-west-1 etc.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-EndpointUrl <String>

The endpoint to make the call against.

Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False

Inputs

You can pipe a String object to this cmdlet for the QueueUrl parameter.

Outputs

None or System.String
When you use the PassThru parameter, this cmdlet outputs the value supplied to the QueueUrl parameter. Otherwise, this cmdlet does not return any output. The service response (type Amazon.SQS.Model.ChangeMessageVisibilityResponse) can be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\>Edit-SQSMessageVisibility -QueueUrl https://sqs.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/8039EXAMPLE/MyQueue -ReceiptHandle AQEBgGDh...J/Iqww== -VisibilityTimeout 36000
This example changes the visibility timeout for the message with the specified receipt handle in the specified queue to 10 hours (10 hours * 60 minutes * 60 seconds = 36000 seconds).

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z