DeleteChangeSet - Amazon CloudFormation
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Deletes the specified change set. Deleting change sets ensures that no one executes the wrong change set.

If the call successfully completes, Amazon CloudFormation successfully deleted the change set.

If IncludeNestedStacks specifies True during the creation of the nested change set, then DeleteChangeSet will delete all change sets that belong to the stacks hierarchy and will also delete all change sets for nested stacks with the status of REVIEW_IN_PROGRESS.

Request Parameters

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


The name or Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the change set that you want to delete.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1600.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z][-a-zA-Z0-9]*|arn:[-a-zA-Z0-9:/]*

Required: Yes


If you specified the name of a change set to delete, specify the stack name or Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that's associated with it.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1.

Pattern: ([a-zA-Z][-a-zA-Z0-9]*)|(arn:\b(aws|aws-us-gov|aws-cn)\b:[-a-zA-Z0-9:/._+]*)

Required: No


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


The specified change set can't be used to update the stack. For example, the change set status might be CREATE_IN_PROGRESS, or the stack status might be UPDATE_IN_PROGRESS.

HTTP Status Code: 400



This example illustrates one usage of DeleteChangeSet.

Sample Request ?Action=DeleteChangeSet &ChangeSetName=arn:aws:cloudformation:us-east-1:123456789012:changeSet/SampleChangeSet/12a3b456-0e10-4ce0-9052-5d484a8c4e5b &Version=2010-05-15 &X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 &X-Amz-Credential=[Access key ID and scope] &X-Amz-Date=20160316T233349Z &X-Amz-SignedHeaders=content-type;host &X-Amz-Signature=[Signature]

Sample Response

<DeleteChangeSetResponse xmlns=""> <DeleteChangeSetResult/> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>5ccc7dcd-744c-11e5-be70-example</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </DeleteChangeSetResponse>

See Also

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