Delete datafeeds APIedit

Deletes an existing datafeed.


DELETE _ml/datafeeds/<feed_id>


  • Unless you use the force parameter, you must stop the datafeed before you can delete it.
  • If the Elasticsearch security features are enabled, you must have manage_ml or manage cluster privileges to use this API. See Security privileges.

Path parametersedit

(Required, string) Identifier for the datafeed.

Query parametersedit

(Optional, boolean) Use to forcefully delete a started datafeed; this method is quicker than stopping and deleting the datafeed.


The following example deletes the datafeed-total-requests datafeed:

DELETE _ml/datafeeds/datafeed-total-requests

When the datafeed is deleted, you receive the following results:

  "acknowledged": true