Queue / Action / change_message_visibility_batch



Changes the visibility timeout of multiple messages. This is a batch version of ChangeMessageVisibility. The result of the action on each message is reported individually in the response. You can send up to 10 ChangeMessageVisibility requests with each ChangeMessageVisibilityBatch action.


Because the batch request can result in a combination of successful and unsuccessful actions, you should check for batch errors even when the call returns an HTTP status code of 200.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = queue.change_message_visibility_batch(
            'Id': 'string',
            'ReceiptHandle': 'string',
            'VisibilityTimeout': 123

Entries (list) –


Lists the receipt handles of the messages for which the visibility timeout must be changed.

  • (dict) –

    Encloses a receipt handle and an entry ID for each message in ChangeMessageVisibilityBatch.

    • Id (string) – [REQUIRED]

      An identifier for this particular receipt handle used to communicate the result.


      The ``Id``s of a batch request need to be unique within a request.

      This identifier can have up to 80 characters. The following characters are accepted: alphanumeric characters, hyphens(-), and underscores (_).

    • ReceiptHandle (string) – [REQUIRED]

      A receipt handle.

    • VisibilityTimeout (integer) –

      The new value (in seconds) for the message’s visibility timeout.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'Successful': [
            'Id': 'string'
    'Failed': [
            'Id': 'string',
            'SenderFault': True|False,
            'Code': 'string',
            'Message': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    For each message in the batch, the response contains a ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchResultEntry tag if the message succeeds or a BatchResultErrorEntry tag if the message fails.

    • Successful (list) –

      A list of ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchResultEntry items.

      • (dict) –

        Encloses the Id of an entry in ChangeMessageVisibilityBatch.

        • Id (string) –

          Represents a message whose visibility timeout has been changed successfully.

    • Failed (list) –

      A list of BatchResultErrorEntry items.

      • (dict) –

        Gives a detailed description of the result of an action on each entry in the request.

        • Id (string) –

          The Id of an entry in a batch request.

        • SenderFault (boolean) –

          Specifies whether the error happened due to the caller of the batch API action.

        • Code (string) –

          An error code representing why the action failed on this entry.

        • Message (string) –

          A message explaining why the action failed on this entry.