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Changes the visibility timeout of multiple messages. This is a batch version of `` ChangeMessageVisibility .`` The result of the action on each message is reported individually in the response. You can send up to 10 `` ChangeMessageVisibility `` requests with each ChangeMessageVisibilityBatch action.


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:



See also: AWS API Documentation


--queue-url <value>
--entries <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--queue-url (string)

The URL of the Amazon SQS queue whose messages' visibility is changed.

Queue URLs and names are case-sensitive.

--entries (list)

A list of receipt handles of the messages for which the visibility timeout must be changed.


Encloses a receipt handle and an entry id for each message in `` ChangeMessageVisibilityBatch .``


All of the following list parameters must be prefixed with ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequestEntry.n , where n is an integer value starting with 1 . For example, a parameter list for this action might look like this:




Id -> (string)

An identifier for this particular receipt handle used to communicate the result.


The Id s of a batch request need to be unique within a request.

This identifier can have up to 80 characters. The following characters are accepted: alphanumeric characters, hyphens(-), and underscores (_).

ReceiptHandle -> (string)

A receipt handle.

VisibilityTimeout -> (integer)

The new value (in seconds) for the message's visibility timeout.

Shorthand Syntax:

Id=string,ReceiptHandle=string,VisibilityTimeout=integer ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Id": "string",
    "ReceiptHandle": "string",
    "VisibilityTimeout": integer

--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.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To change multiple messages' timeout visibilities as a batch

This example changes the 2 specified messages' timeout visibilities to 10 hours (10 hours * 60 minutes * 60 seconds).


aws sqs change-message-visibility-batch --queue-url --entries file://change-message-visibility-batch.json

Input file (change-message-visibility-batch.json):

    "Id": "FirstMessage",
        "ReceiptHandle": "AQEBhz2q...Jf3kaw==",
        "VisibilityTimeout": 36000
    "Id": "SecondMessage",
        "ReceiptHandle": "AQEBkTUH...HifSnw==",
        "VisibilityTimeout": 36000


  "Successful": [
      "Id": "SecondMessage"
      "Id": "FirstMessage"


Successful -> (list)

A list of `` ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchResultEntry `` items.


Encloses the Id of an entry in `` ChangeMessageVisibilityBatch .``

Id -> (string)

Represents a message whose visibility timeout has been changed successfully.

Failed -> (list)

A list of `` BatchResultErrorEntry `` items.


Gives a detailed description of the result of an action on each entry in the request.

Id -> (string)

The Id of an entry in a batch request.

SenderFault -> (boolean)

Specifies whether the error happened due to the caller of the batch API action.

Code -> (string)

An error code representing why the action failed on this entry.

Message -> (string)

A message explaining why the action failed on this entry.