DeleteFlow - AmazonAppFlow


Enables your application to delete an existing flow. Before deleting the flow, Amazon AppFlow validates the request by checking the flow configuration and status. You can delete flows one at a time.

Request Syntax

POST /delete-flow HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "flowName": "string", "forceDelete": boolean }

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The specified name of the flow. Spaces are not allowed. Use underscores (_) or hyphens (-) only.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9][\w!@#.-]+

Required: Yes


Indicates whether Amazon AppFlow should delete the flow, even if it is currently in use.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

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.


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


There was a conflict when processing the request (for example, a flow with the given name already exists within the account. Check for conflicting resource names and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 409


An internal service error occurred during the processing of your request. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The resource specified in the request (such as the source or destination connector profile) is not found.

HTTP Status Code: 404


An active scheduled flow with forceDelete false

This example shows an active scheduled flow with forceDelete false. The result is that a conflict exception is thrown.

Sample Request

{ "flowName": "flowName_value" }

Sample Response

{ "message": "Conflict executing request: Flow is in active state, please set forceDelete to true or deactivate the flow: flowName_value" }

An active scheduled flow with forceDelete true

This example shows an active scheduled flow with forceDelete true. The result is that the flow is deleted successfully.

Sample Request

{ "flowName": "flowName_value", "forceDelete": true }

Sample Response


See Also

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