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

DeleteRule

Deletes the specified rule.

Before you can delete the rule, you must remove all targets, using RemoveTargets.

When you delete a rule, incoming events might continue to match to the deleted rule. Allow a short period of time for changes to take effect.

Managed rules are rules created and managed by another AWS service on your behalf. These rules are created by those other AWS services to support functionality in those services. You can delete these rules using the Force option, but you should do so only if you are sure the other service is not still using that rule.

Request Syntax

{ "Force": boolean, "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.

Force

If this is a managed rule, created by an AWS service on your behalf, you must specify Force as True to delete the rule. This parameter is ignored for rules that are not managed rules. You can check whether a rule is a managed rule by using DescribeRule or ListRules and checking the ManagedBy field of the response.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

Name

The name of the rule.

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.

Errors

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

ConcurrentModificationException

There is concurrent modification on a rule or target.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InternalException

This exception occurs due to unexpected causes.

HTTP Status Code: 500

ManagedRuleException

This rule was created by an AWS service on behalf of your account. It is managed by that service. If you see this error in response to DeleteRule or RemoveTargets, you can use the Force parameter in those calls to delete the rule or remove targets from the rule. You cannot modify these managed rules by using DisableRule, EnableRule, PutTargets, PutRule, TagResource, or UntagResource.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Example

Deletes a rule named "test"

The following is an example of a DeleteRule request.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 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>

See Also

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