[ aws . kendra ]



Removes one or more documents from an index. The documents must have been added with the BatchPutDocument API.

The documents are deleted asynchronously. You can see the progress of the deletion by using Amazon Web Services CloudWatch. Any error messages related to the processing of the batch are sent to your Amazon Web Services CloudWatch log. You can also use the BatchGetDocumentStatus API to monitor the progress of deleting your documents.

Deleting documents from an index using BatchDeleteDocument could take up to an hour or more, depending on the number of documents you want to delete.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--index-id <value>
--document-id-list <value>
[--data-source-sync-job-metric-target <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]


--index-id (string)

The identifier of the index that contains the documents to delete.

--document-id-list (list)

One or more identifiers for documents to delete from the index.



"string" "string" ...

--data-source-sync-job-metric-target (structure)

Maps a particular data source sync job to a particular data source.

DataSourceId -> (string)

The ID of the data source that is running the sync job.

DataSourceSyncJobId -> (string)

The ID of the sync job that is running on the data source.

If the ID of a sync job is not provided and there is a sync job running, then the ID of this sync job is used and metrics are generated for this sync job.

If the ID of a sync job is not provided and there is no sync job running, then no metrics are generated and documents are indexed/deleted at the index level without sync job metrics included.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "DataSourceId": "string",
  "DataSourceSyncJobId": "string"

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table
  • yaml
  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64
  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.


FailedDocuments -> (list)

A list of documents that could not be removed from the index. Each entry contains an error message that indicates why the document couldn’t be removed from the index.


Provides information about documents that could not be removed from an index by the BatchDeleteDocument API.

Id -> (string)

The identifier of the document that couldn’t be removed from the index.

ErrorCode -> (string)

The error code for why the document couldn’t be removed from the index.

ErrorMessage -> (string)

An explanation for why the document couldn’t be removed from the index.