Amazon Simple Queue Service
API Reference (API Version 2012-11-05)
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Changes the visibility timeout of multiple messages. This is a batch version of ChangeMessageVisibility. The result of the action on each message is reported individually in the response. You can send up to 10 ChangeMessageVisibility requests with each ChangeMessageVisibilityBatch action.


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.

Some actions take lists of parameters. These lists are specified using the param.n notation. Values of n are integers starting from 1. For example, a parameter list with two elements looks like this:



Request Parameters

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


A list of receipt handles of the messages for which the visibility timeout must be changed.

Type: Array of ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequestEntry objects

Required: Yes


The URL of the Amazon SQS queue whose messages' visibility is changed.

Queue URLs and names are case-sensitive.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


A list of BatchResultErrorEntry items.

Type: Array of BatchResultErrorEntry objects


A list of ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchResultEntry items.

Type: Array of ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchResultEntry objects


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


Two or more batch entries in the request have the same Id.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The batch request doesn't contain any entries.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The Id of a batch entry in a batch request doesn't abide by the specification.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The batch request contains more entries than permissible.

HTTP Status Code: 400


ChangeMessageVisibilityBatch request changes the visibility timeout settings for two messages. You must URL-encode the entire URL. However, in this example only the message body is URL-encoded to make the example easier to read.

Sample Request &Action=ChangeMessageVisibilityBatch &ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequestEntry.1.Id=change_visibility_msg_2 &ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequestEntry.1.ReceiptHandle=gfk0T0R0waama4f VFffkjKzmhMCymjQvfTFk2LxT33G4ms5subrE0deLKWSscPU1oD3J9zgeS4PQQ3U30qOumIE6 AdAv3w%2F%2Fa1IXW6AqaWhGsEPaLm3Vf6IiWqdM8u5imB%2BNTwj3tQRzOWdTOePjOjPcTpR xBtXix%2BEvwJOZUma9wabv%2BSw6ZHjwmNcVDx8dZXJhVp16Bksiox%2FGrUvrVTCJRTWTLc 59oHLLF8sEkKzRmGNzTDGTiV%2BYjHfQj60FD3rVaXmzTsoNxRhKJ72uIHVMGVQiAGgBX6HGv 9LDmYhPXw4hy%2FNgIg%3D%3D &ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequestEntry.1.VisibilityTimeout=45 &ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequestEntry.2.Id=change_visibility_msg_3 &ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequestEntry.2.ReceiptHandle=gfk0T0R0waama4f VFffkjKzmhMCymjQvfTFk2LxT33FUgBz3%2BnougdeLKWSscPU1%2FXgx%2BxcNnjnQQ3U30q OumIE6AdAv3w%2F%2Fa1IXW6AqaWhGsEPaLm3Vf6IiWqdM8u5imB%2BNTwj3tQRzOWdTOePjO sogjZM%2F7kzn4Ew27XLU9I%2FYaWYmKvDbq%2Fk3HKVB9HfB43kE49atP2aWrzNL4yunG41Q 4cfRRtfJdcGQGNHQ2%2Byd0Usf5qR1dZr1iDo5xk946eQat83AxTRP%2BY4Qi0V7FAeSLH9su 9xpX6HGv9LDmYhPXw4hy%2FNgIg%3D%3D &ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequestEntry.2.VisibilityTimeout=45 &Expires=2020-10-18T22%3A52%3A43PST &Version=2012-11-05

Sample Response

<ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchResponse> <ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchResult> <ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchResultEntry> <Id>change_visibility_msg_2</Id> </ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchResultEntry> <ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchResultEntry> <Id>change_visibility_msg_3</Id> </ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchResultEntry> </ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>ca9668f7-ab1b-4f7a-8859-f15747ab17a7</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchResponse>

See Also

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