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[ aws . ssm ]



Delete a custom inventory type or the data associated with a custom Inventory type. Deleting a custom inventory type is also referred to as deleting a custom inventory schema.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--type-name <value>
[--schema-delete-option <value>]
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--client-token <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>]


--type-name (string)

The name of the custom inventory type for which you want to delete either all previously collected data or the inventory type itself.

--schema-delete-option (string)

Use the SchemaDeleteOption to delete a custom inventory type (schema). If you don't choose this option, the system only deletes existing inventory data associated with the custom inventory type. Choose one of the following options:

DisableSchema: If you choose this option, the system ignores all inventory data for the specified version, and any earlier versions. To enable this schema again, you must call the PutInventory operation for a version greater than the disabled version.

DeleteSchema: This option deletes the specified custom type from the Inventory service. You can recreate the schema later, if you want.

Possible values:

  • DisableSchema
  • DeleteSchema

--dry-run | --no-dry-run (boolean)

Use this option to view a summary of the deletion request without deleting any data or the data type. This option is useful when you only want to understand what will be deleted. Once you validate that the data to be deleted is what you intend to delete, you can run the same command without specifying the DryRun option.

--client-token (string)

User-provided idempotency token.

--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 delete a custom inventory type

This example deletes a custom inventory schema.


aws ssm delete-inventory --type-name "Custom:RackInfo" --schema-delete-option "DeleteSchema"


  "DeletionId": "d72ac9e8-1f60-4d40-b1c6-bf8c78c68c4d",
  "TypeName": "Custom:RackInfo",
  "DeletionSummary": {
      "TotalCount": 1,
      "RemainingCount": 1,
      "SummaryItems": [
              "Version": "1.0",
              "Count": 1,
              "RemainingCount": 1

To disable a custom inventory type

This example disables a custom inventory schema.


aws ssm delete-inventory --type-name "Custom:RackInfo" --schema-delete-option "DisableSchema"


  "DeletionId": "6961492a-8163-44ec-aa1e-923364dd0850",
  "TypeName": "Custom:RackInformation",
  "DeletionSummary": {
      "TotalCount": 0,
      "RemainingCount": 0,
      "SummaryItems": []


DeletionId -> (string)

Every DeleteInventory operation is assigned a unique ID. This option returns a unique ID. You can use this ID to query the status of a delete operation. This option is useful for ensuring that a delete operation has completed before you begin other operations.

TypeName -> (string)

The name of the inventory data type specified in the request.

DeletionSummary -> (structure)

A summary of the delete operation. For more information about this summary, see Deleting custom inventory in the Amazon Web Services Systems Manager User Guide .

TotalCount -> (integer)

The total number of items to delete. This count doesn't change during the delete operation.

RemainingCount -> (integer)

Remaining number of items to delete.

SummaryItems -> (list)

A list of counts and versions for deleted items.


Either a count, remaining count, or a version number in a delete inventory summary.

Version -> (string)

The inventory type version.

Count -> (integer)

A count of the number of deleted items.

RemainingCount -> (integer)

The remaining number of items to delete.