SQS / Client / delete_message_batch



Deletes up to ten messages from the specified queue. This is a batch version of DeleteMessage. The result of the action on each message is reported individually in the response.


Because the batch request can result in a combination of successful and unsuccessful actions, you should check for batch errors even when the call returns an HTTP status code of 200.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.delete_message_batch(
            'Id': 'string',
            'ReceiptHandle': 'string'
  • QueueUrl (string) –


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

    Queue URLs and names are case-sensitive.

  • Entries (list) –


    Lists the receipt handles for the messages to be deleted.

    • (dict) –

      Encloses a receipt handle and an identifier for it.

      • Id (string) – [REQUIRED]

        The identifier for this particular receipt handle. This is used to communicate the result.


        The ``Id``s of a batch request need to be unique within a request.

        This identifier can have up to 80 characters. The following characters are accepted: alphanumeric characters, hyphens(-), and underscores (_).

      • ReceiptHandle (string) – [REQUIRED]

        A receipt handle.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'Successful': [
            'Id': 'string'
    'Failed': [
            'Id': 'string',
            'SenderFault': True|False,
            'Code': 'string',
            'Message': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    For each message in the batch, the response contains a DeleteMessageBatchResultEntry tag if the message is deleted or a BatchResultErrorEntry tag if the message can’t be deleted.

    • Successful (list) –

      A list of DeleteMessageBatchResultEntry items.

      • (dict) –

        Encloses the Id of an entry in DeleteMessageBatch.

        • Id (string) –

          Represents a successfully deleted message.

    • Failed (list) –

      A list of BatchResultErrorEntry items.

      • (dict) –

        Gives a detailed description of the result of an action on each entry in the request.

        • Id (string) –

          The Id of an entry in a batch request.

        • SenderFault (boolean) –

          Specifies whether the error happened due to the caller of the batch API action.

        • Code (string) –

          An error code representing why the action failed on this entry.

        • Message (string) –

          A message explaining why the action failed on this entry.