AWS Elemental MediaStore
API Reference (API Version 2017-09-01)


Deletes the specified container. Before you make a DeleteContainer request, delete any objects in the container or in any folders in the container. You can delete only empty containers.

Request Syntax

{ "ContainerName": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The name of the container to delete.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Pattern: [\w-]+

Required: Yes

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.


The container that you specified in the request already exists or is being updated.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The container that you specified in the request does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The service is temporarily unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Example Request

The following command has no return value:

POST / HTTP/1.1 content-type:application/x-amz-json-1.1 x-amz-date:20170620T230417Z x-amz-target:ElementalMediaStoreService_20160711.DeleteContainer { "ContainerName":"movies" }

See Also

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