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[ aws . athena ]



Deletes the workgroup with the specified name. The primary workgroup cannot be deleted.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--work-group <value>
[--recursive-delete-option | --no-recursive-delete-option]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--work-group (string)

The unique name of the workgroup to delete.

--recursive-delete-option | --no-recursive-delete-option (boolean)

The option to delete the workgroup and its contents even if the workgroup contains any named queries or query executions.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To delete a workgroup

The following delete-work-group example deletes the TeamB workgroup.

aws athena delete-work-group \
    --work-group TeamB

This command produces no output. To confirm the deletion, use aws athena list-work-groups.

For more information, see Managing Workgroups in the Amazon Athena User Guide.