Delete watch APIedit

The delete watch API removes a watch from Watcher.

Requestedit

DELETE _watcher/watch/<watch_id>

Descriptionedit

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.

Important

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 Parametersedit

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

Authorizationedit

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

Examplesedit

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

DELETE _watcher/watch/my_watch

Response:

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