DeleteMessageBatch - Amazon Simple Queue Service


Deletes up to ten messages from the specified queue. This is a batch version of DeleteMessage. The result of the action on each message is reported individually in the response.


Because the batch request can result in a combination of successful and unsuccessful actions, you should check for batch errors even when the call returns an HTTP status code of 200.

Some actions take lists of parameters. These lists are specified using the param.n notation. Values of n are integers starting from 1. For example, a parameter list with two elements looks like this:



Request Parameters

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


A list of receipt handles for the messages to be deleted.

Type: Array of DeleteMessageBatchRequestEntry objects

Required: Yes


The URL of the Amazon SQS queue from which messages are deleted.

Queue URLs and names are case-sensitive.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


A list of BatchResultErrorEntry items.

Type: Array of BatchResultErrorEntry objects


A list of DeleteMessageBatchResultEntry items.

Type: Array of DeleteMessageBatchResultEntry objects


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


Two or more batch entries in the request have the same Id.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The batch request doesn't contain any entries.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The Id of a batch entry in a batch request doesn't abide by the specification.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The batch request contains more entries than permissible.

HTTP Status Code: 400



In the following example, a DeleteMessageBatch request deletes two messages. You must URL-encode the entire URL. However, in this example only the message body is URL-encoded to make the example easier to read. The structure of AUTHPARAMS depends on the signature of the API request. For more information, see Examples of Signed Signature Version 4 Requests in the AWS General Reference.

Sample Request &Action=DeleteMessageBatch &DeleteMessageBatchRequestEntry.1.Id=msg1 &DeleteMessageBatchRequestEntry.1.ReceiptHandle=gfk0T0R0waama4fVFffkjPQrr vzMrOg0fTFk2LxT33EuB8wR0ZCFgKWyXGWFoqqpCIiprQUEhir%2F5LeGPpYTLzjqLQxyQYaQ ALeSNHb0us3uE84uujxpBhsDkZUQkjFFkNqBXn48xlMcVhTcI3YLH%2Bd%2BIqetIOHgBCZAP x6r%2B09dWaBXei6nbK5Ygih21DCDdAwFV68Jo8DXhb3ErEfoDqx7vyvC5nCpdwqv%2BJhU%2 FTNGjNN8t51v5c%2FAXvQsAzyZVNapxUrHIt4NxRhKJ72uICcxruyE8eRXlxIVNgeNP8ZEDcw 7zZU1Zw%3D%3D &DeleteMessageBatchRequestEntry.2.Id=msg2 &DeleteMessageBatchRequestEntry.2.ReceiptHandle=gfk0T0R0waama4fVFffkjKzmh MCymjQvfTFk2LxT33G4ms5subrE0deLKWSscPU1oD3J9zgeS4PQQ3U30qOumIE6AdAv3w%2F% 2Fa1IXW6AqaWhGsEPaLm3Vf6IiWqdM8u5imB%2BNTwj3tQRzOWdTOePjOjPcTpRxBtXix%2BE vwJOZUma9wabv%2BSw6ZHjwmNcVDx8dZXJhVp16Bksiox%2FGrUvrVTCJRTWTLc59oHLLF8sE kKzRmGNzTDGTiV%2BYjHfQj60FD3rVaXmzTsoNxRhKJ72uIHVMGVQiAGgB%2BqAbSqfKHDQtV OmJJgkHug%3D%3D &Expires=2020-10-18T22%3A52%3A43PST &Version=2012-11-05 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<DeleteMessageBatchResponse> <DeleteMessageBatchResult> <DeleteMessageBatchResultEntry> <Id>msg1</Id> </DeleteMessageBatchResultEntry> <DeleteMessageBatchResultEntry> <Id>msg2</Id> </DeleteMessageBatchResultEntry> </DeleteMessageBatchResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>d6f86b7a-74d1-4439-b43f-196a1e29cd85</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </DeleteMessageBatchResponse>

See Also

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