DeleteJobExecution - AWS IoT


Deletes a job execution.

Requires permission to access the DeleteJobExecution action.

Request Syntax

DELETE /things/thingName/jobs/jobId/executionNumber/executionNumber?force=force&namespaceId=namespaceId HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The ID of the job execution to be deleted. The executionNumber refers to the execution of a particular job on a particular device.

Note that once a job execution is deleted, the executionNumber may be reused by IoT, so be sure you get and use the correct value here.

Required: Yes


(Optional) When true, you can delete a job execution which is "IN_PROGRESS". Otherwise, you can only delete a job execution which is in a terminal state ("SUCCEEDED", "FAILED", "REJECTED", "REMOVED" or "CANCELED") or an exception will occur. The default is false.


Deleting a job execution which is "IN_PROGRESS", will cause the device to be unable to access job information or update the job execution status. Use caution and ensure that the device is able to recover to a valid state.


The ID of the job whose execution on a particular device will be deleted.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9_-]+

Required: Yes


The namespace used to indicate that a job is a customer-managed job.

When you specify a value for this parameter, AWS IoT Core sends jobs notifications to MQTT topics that contain the value in the following format.



The namespaceId feature is only supported by AWS IoT Greengrass at this time. For more information, see Setting up AWS IoT Greengrass core devices.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9_-]+


The name of the thing whose job execution will be deleted.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9:_-]+

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

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.



The request is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An attempt was made to change to an invalid state, for example by deleting a job or a job execution which is "IN_PROGRESS" without setting the force parameter.

HTTP Status Code: 409


The specified resource does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The service is temporarily unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 503


The rate exceeds the limit.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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