DeleteObject - Amazon Cloud Directory


Deletes an object and its associated attributes. Only objects with no children and no parents can be deleted. The maximum number of attributes that can be deleted during an object deletion is 30. For more information, see Amazon Cloud Directory Limits.

Request Syntax

PUT /amazonclouddirectory/2017-01-11/object/delete HTTP/1.1 x-amz-data-partition: DirectoryArn Content-type: application/json { "ObjectReference": { "Selector": "string" } }

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that is associated with the Directory where the object resides. For more information, see Arn Examples.

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


A reference that identifies the object.

Type: ObjectReference object

Required: Yes

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.


Access denied or directory not found. Either you don't have permissions for this directory or the directory does not exist. Try calling ListDirectories and check your permissions.

HTTP Status Code: 403


Operations are only permitted on enabled directories.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates a problem that must be resolved by Amazon Web Services. This might be a transient error in which case you can retry your request until it succeeds. Otherwise, go to the AWS Service Health Dashboard site to see if there are any operational issues with the service.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Indicates that the provided ARN value is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates that limits are exceeded. See Limits for more information.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates that the requested operation cannot be completed because the object has not been detached from the tree.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified resource could not be found.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Occurs when a conflict with a previous successful write is detected. For example, if a write operation occurs on an object and then an attempt is made to read the object using “SERIALIZABLE” consistency, this exception may result. This generally occurs when the previous write did not have time to propagate to the host serving the current request. A retry (with appropriate backoff logic) is the recommended response to this exception.

HTTP Status Code: 409


Indicates that your request is malformed in some manner. See the exception message.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The following examples are formatted for legibility.

Example Request

This example illustrates one usage of DeleteObject.

PUT /amazonclouddirectory/2017-01-11/object/delete HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 84 Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAI7E3BYXS3example/20171009/us-west-2/clouddirectory/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=host;x-amz-data-partition;x-amz-date, Signature=7b16ec6d1d54f36672cb2d39f1e975925e5222208ff8c6a8cd4e1a63dd17df70 x-amz-data-partition: arn:aws:clouddirectory:us-west-2:45132example:directory/AfMr4qym1kZTvwqOafAYfqI X-Amz-Date: 20171009T183947Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.11.150 Python/2.7.9 Windows/8 botocore/1.7.8 { "ObjectReference": { "Selector": "$AQHzK-KsptZGU78KjmnwGH6i8H-voMZDSNCqfx-fRUcBFg" } }

Example Response

This example illustrates one usage of DeleteObject.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: 3b1928f3-ad21-11e7-81c0-7b48a7696e76 Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2017 18:39:48 GMT x-amzn-RequestId: 3b1928f3-ad21-11e7-81c0-7b48a7696e76 Content-Type: application/json Content-Length: 2 {}

See Also

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