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/deleteItems: Delete Items

  • URL:https://[root]/content/users/[userName]/deleteItems(POST only)

Example Usage

URL for Delete Items,bb8e3d443ab44878ab8315b00b0612ca


Deletes a batch of items owned or administered by the calling user.

For ArcGIS Online organizations, the deleted items operation moves all the supported items to the recycle bin for 14 days before they are permanently deleted. Any unsupported items in the batch are permanently deleted. Learn more about permanently deleting and restoring items.

Request Parameters

[Common Parameters]

For a complete listing, see Common parameters.


A comma separated list of items to be deleted.


Deletes a batch of items permanently. The default is false. Any unsupported items in the batch are permanently deleted even if the value is set to false.

Values: true | false


Available only for ArcGIS Online organizations. See here for a list of unsupported account types and items.

Response Properties


An array of JSON objects, one for each item requested. Each object is made up of the itemId and a success flag to indicate if the item was successfully deleted. If an error occurs when deleting an item, an error object is also returned.

JSON Response Syntax

            {"results": [{
  "itemId": "<item  id>",
  "success": true | false,
  "error": {
      "code": code,
      "message": "<error message>"

JSON Response Example

            {"results": [
    "itemId": "93b54c8930ae46d9a00a7820cb3ebbd1",
    "success": true,
    "itemId": "bb8e3d443ab44878ab8315b00b0612ca",
    "success": false,
    "error": {
      "code": 500,
      "message": "Item does not exist or is inaccessible"