Deactivate Watch API

A watch can be either active or inactive. This API enables you to deactivate a currently active watch.

The status of an active watch is returned with the watch definition when you call the Get Watch API:

GET _xpack/watcher/watch/my_watch
{
  "found": true,
  "_id": "my_watch",
  "status": {
    "state" : {
      "active" : true,
      "timestamp" : "2015-08-20T12:21:32.734Z"
    },
    "actions": ...,
    "version": 1
  },
  "watch": ...
}

You can deactivate the watch by executing the following API call:

PUT _xpack/watcher/watch/my_watch/_deactivate

The new state of the watch is returned as part of its overall status:

{
  "status": {
    "state" : {
      "active" : false,
      "timestamp" : "2015-09-04T08:39:46.816Z"
    },
    "actions": ...,
    "version": 1
  }
}