DeleteInventory - Amazon Systems Manager
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Delete a custom inventory type or the data associated with a custom Inventory type. Deleting a custom inventory type is also referred to as deleting a custom inventory schema.

Request Syntax

{ "ClientToken": "string", "DryRun": boolean, "SchemaDeleteOption": "string", "TypeName": "string" }

Request Parameters

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

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


User-provided idempotency token.

Type: String

Pattern: [a-f0-9]{8}-[a-f0-9]{4}-[a-f0-9]{4}-[a-f0-9]{4}-[a-f0-9]{12}

Required: No


Use this option to view a summary of the deletion request without deleting any data or the data type. This option is useful when you only want to understand what will be deleted. Once you validate that the data to be deleted is what you intend to delete, you can run the same command without specifying the DryRun option.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


Use the SchemaDeleteOption to delete a custom inventory type (schema). If you don't choose this option, the system only deletes existing inventory data associated with the custom inventory type. Choose one of the following options:

DisableSchema: If you choose this option, the system ignores all inventory data for the specified version, and any earlier versions. To enable this schema again, you must call the PutInventory operation for a version greater than the disabled version.

DeleteSchema: This option deletes the specified custom type from the Inventory service. You can recreate the schema later, if you want.

Type: String

Valid Values: DisableSchema | DeleteSchema

Required: No


The name of the custom inventory type for which you want to delete either all previously collected data or the inventory type itself.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 100.

Pattern: ^(AWS|Custom):.*$

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "DeletionId": "string", "DeletionSummary": { "RemainingCount": number, "SummaryItems": [ { "Count": number, "RemainingCount": number, "Version": "string" } ], "TotalCount": number }, "TypeName": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


Every DeleteInventory operation is assigned a unique ID. This option returns a unique ID. You can use this ID to query the status of a delete operation. This option is useful for ensuring that a delete operation has completed before you begin other operations.

Type: String

Pattern: [a-f0-9]{8}-[a-f0-9]{4}-[a-f0-9]{4}-[a-f0-9]{4}-[a-f0-9]{12}


A summary of the delete operation. For more information about this summary, see Understanding the delete inventory summary in the Amazon Systems Manager User Guide.

Type: InventoryDeletionSummary object


The name of the inventory data type specified in the request.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 100.

Pattern: ^(AWS|Custom):.*$


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


An error occurred on the server side.

HTTP Status Code: 500


One or more of the parameters specified for the delete operation isn't valid. Verify all parameters and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The request isn't valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The delete inventory option specified isn't valid. Verify the option and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The parameter type name isn't valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400



This example illustrates one usage of DeleteInventory.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity X-Amz-Target: AmazonSSM.DeleteInventory Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 User-Agent: aws-cli/2.2.25 Python/3.8.8 Windows/10 exe/AMD64 prompt/off command/ssm.delete-inventory X-Amz-Date: 20210809T230226Z Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE/20210809/us-west-2/ssm/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature39c3b3042cd2aEXAMPLE Content-Length: 124 { "TypeName": "Custom:RackInfo", "SchemaDeleteOption": "DeleteSchema", "ClientToken": "a7d4972c-ab3e-4b9a-b5c0-d5aExample" }

Sample Response

{ "DeletionId": "5bc2ba3b-ee6a-40fa-8d09-5e5Example", "DeletionSummary": { "RemainingCount": 1, "SummaryItems": [ { "Count": 1, "RemainingCount": 1, "Version": "1.0" } ], "TotalCount": 1 }, "TypeName": "Custom:RackInfo" }

See Also

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