Delete forecast APIedit

Deletes forecasts from a machine learning job.


DELETE _ml/anomaly_detectors/<job_id>/_forecast

DELETE _ml/anomaly_detectors/<job_id>/_forecast/<forecast_id>

DELETE _ml/anomaly_detectors/<job_id>/_forecast/_all


  • If the Elasticsearch security features are enabled, you must have manage_ml or manage cluster privileges to use this API. See Security privileges.


By default, forecasts are retained for 14 days. You can specify a different retention period with the expires_in parameter in the forecast jobs API. The delete forecast API enables you to delete one or more forecasts before they expire.

When you delete a job, its associated forecasts are deleted.

For more information, see Forecasting the future.

Path parametersedit

(Optional, string) A comma-separated list of forecast identifiers. If you do not specify this optional parameter or if you specify _all, the API deletes all forecasts from the job.
(Required, string) Required. Identifier for the job.

Query parametersedit

(Optional, boolean) Specifies whether an error occurs when there are no forecasts. In particular, if this parameter is set to false and there are no forecasts associated with the job, attempts to delete all forecasts return an error. The default value is true.
(Optional, time units) Specifies the period of time to wait for the completion of the delete operation. When this period of time elapses, the API fails and returns an error. The default value is 30s.


The following example deletes all forecasts from the total-requests job:

DELETE _ml/anomaly_detectors/total-requests/_forecast/_all

If the request does not encounter errors, you receive the following result:

  "acknowledged": true