DeleteBot - Amazon Lex API Reference


Deletes all versions of a bot, including the Draft version. To delete a specific version, use the DeleteBotVersion operation.

When you delete a bot, all of the resources contained in the bot are also deleted. Deleting a bot removes all locales, intents, slot, and slot types defined for the bot.

If a bot has an alias, the DeleteBot operation returns a ResourceInUseException exception. If you want to delete the bot and the alias, set the skipResourceInUseCheck parameter to true.

Request Syntax

DELETE /bots/botId/?skipResourceInUseCheck=skipResourceInUseCheck HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The identifier of the bot to delete.

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 10.

Pattern: ^[0-9a-zA-Z]+$

Required: Yes


By default, Amazon Lex checks if any other resource, such as an alias or bot network, is using the bot version before it is deleted and throws a ResourceInUseException exception if the bot is being used by another resource. Set this parameter to true to skip this check and remove the bot even if it is being used by another resource.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 202 Content-type: application/json { "botId": "string", "botStatus": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 202 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The unique identifier of the bot that Amazon Lex is deleting.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 10.

Pattern: ^[0-9a-zA-Z]+$


The current status of the bot. The status is Deleting while the bot and its associated resources are being deleted.

Type: String

Valid Values: Creating | Available | Inactive | Deleting | Failed | Versioning | Importing | Updating


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


The action that you tried to perform couldn't be completed because the resource is in a conflicting state. For example, deleting a bot that is in the CREATING state. Try your request again.

HTTP Status Code: 409


The service encountered an unexpected condition. Try your request again.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Your request couldn't be completed because one or more request fields aren't valid. Check the fields in your request and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 412


You have reached a quota for your bot.

HTTP Status Code: 402


Your request rate is too high. Reduce the frequency of requests.

HTTP Status Code: 429


One of the input parameters in your request isn't valid. Check the parameters and try your request again.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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