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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

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--queue-url <value>
--entries <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


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.