sqs_delete_message: Deletes the specified message from the specified queue

Description Usage Arguments Value Request syntax

View source: R/sqs_operations.R


Deletes the specified message from the specified queue. To select the message to delete, use the ReceiptHandle of the message (not the MessageId which you receive when you send the message). Amazon SQS can delete a message from a queue even if a visibility timeout setting causes the message to be locked by another consumer. Amazon SQS automatically deletes messages left in a queue longer than the retention period configured for the queue.

The ReceiptHandle is associated with a specific instance of receiving a message. If you receive a message more than once, the ReceiptHandle is different each time you receive a message. When you use the delete_message action, you must provide the most recently received ReceiptHandle for the message (otherwise, the request succeeds, but the message might not be deleted).

For standard queues, it is possible to receive a message even after you delete it. This might happen on rare occasions if one of the servers which stores a copy of the message is unavailable when you send the request to delete the message. The copy remains on the server and might be returned to you during a subsequent receive request. You should ensure that your application is idempotent, so that receiving a message more than once does not cause issues.


sqs_delete_message(QueueUrl, ReceiptHandle)



[required] The URL of the Amazon SQS queue from which messages are deleted.

Queue URLs and names are case-sensitive.


[required] The receipt handle associated with the message to delete.


An empty list.

Request syntax

  QueueUrl = "string",
  ReceiptHandle = "string"

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