Delete watch API

The delete watch API removes a watch from Watcher.

Request

DELETE _xpack/watcher/watch/<watch_id>

Description

When the watch is removed, the document representing the watch in the .watches index is gone and it will never be run again.

Please note that deleting a watch does not delete any watch execution records related to this watch from the watch history.

Deleting a watch must be done via this API only. Do not delete the watch directly from the .watches index using the Elasticsearch DELETE Document API. When Elasticsearch security features are enabled, make sure no write privileges are granted to anyone over the .watches index.

Path Parameters

watch_id (required)
(string) Identifier for the watch.

Authorization

You must have manage_watcher cluster privileges to use this API. For more information, see Security privileges.

Examples

The following example deletes a watch with the my-watch id:

DELETE _xpack/watcher/watch/my_watch

Response:

{
   "found": true,
   "_id": "my_watch",
   "_version": 2
}