SPARQL query cancellation - Amazon Neptune

SPARQL query cancellation

To get the status of SPARQL queries, use HTTP GET or POST to make a request to the https://your-neptune-endpoint:port/sparql/status endpoint.

SPARQL query cancellation request parameters


(Required) Tells the status command to cancel a query. This parameter does not take a value.


(Required) The ID of the running SPARQL query to cancel.


(Optional) If silent=true then the running query is cancelled and the HTTP response code is 200. If silent is not present or silent=false, the query is cancelled with an HTTP 500 status code.

SPARQL query cancellation examples

Example 1: Cancellation with silent=false

The following is an example of the status command using curl to cancel a query with the silent parameter set to false:

curl https://your-neptune-endpoint:port/sparql/status \ -d "cancelQuery" \ -d "queryId=4d5c4fae-aa30-41cf-9e1f-91e6b7dd6f47" \ -d "silent=false"

Unless the query has already started streaming results, the cancelled query would then return an HTTP 500 code with a response like this:

{ "code": "CancelledByUserException", "requestId": "4d5c4fae-aa30-41cf-9e1f-91e6b7dd6f47", "detailedMessage": "Operation terminated (cancelled by user)" }

If the query already returned an HTTP 200 code (OK) and has started streaming results before being cancelled, the timeout exception information is sent to the regular output stream.

Example 2: Cancellation with silent=true

The following is an example of the same status command as above except with the silent parameter now set to true:

curl https://your-neptune-endpoint:port/sparql/status \ -d "cancelQuery" \ -d "queryId=4d5c4fae-aa30-41cf-9e1f-91e6b7dd6f47" \ -d "silent=true"

This command would return the same response as when silent=false, but the cancelled query would now return an HTTP 200 code with a response like this:

{ "head" : { "vars" : [ "s", "p", "o" ] }, "results" : { "bindings" : [ ] } }