Amazon Kinesis Data Streams Service API Reference
API Reference (API Version 2013-12-02)

DeleteStream

Deletes a Kinesis data stream and all its shards and data. You must shut down any applications that are operating on the stream before you delete the stream. If an application attempts to operate on a deleted stream, it receives the exception ResourceNotFoundException.

If the stream is in the ACTIVE state, you can delete it. After a DeleteStream request, the specified stream is in the DELETING state until Kinesis Data Streams completes the deletion.

Note: Kinesis Data Streams might continue to accept data read and write operations, such as PutRecord, PutRecords, and GetRecords, on a stream in the DELETING state until the stream deletion is complete.

When you delete a stream, any shards in that stream are also deleted, and any tags are dissociated from the stream.

You can use the DescribeStream operation to check the state of the stream, which is returned in StreamStatus.

DeleteStream has a limit of five transactions per second per account.

Request Syntax

{ "EnforceConsumerDeletion": boolean, "StreamName": "string" }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

EnforceConsumerDeletion

If this parameter is unset (null) or if you set it to false, and the stream has registered consumers, the call to DeleteStream fails with a ResourceInUseException.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

StreamName

The name of the stream to delete.

Type: String

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

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

Required: Yes

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

LimitExceededException

The requested resource exceeds the maximum number allowed, or the number of concurrent stream requests exceeds the maximum number allowed.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceInUseException

The resource is not available for this operation. For successful operation, the resource must be in the ACTIVE state.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceNotFoundException

The requested resource could not be found. The stream might not be specified correctly.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Example

To delete a stream

The following JSON example deletes the specified stream.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: kinesis.<region>.<domain> Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes> User-Agent: <UserAgentString> Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Authorization: <AuthParams> Connection: Keep-Alive X-Amz-Date: <Date> X-Amz-Target: Kinesis_20131202.DeleteStream { "StreamName":"exampleStreamName" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: <RequestId> Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes> Date: <Date>

See Also

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