Delete Channel

Delete channel with HTTP DELETE

Request

HTTP Method

DELETE

URL

https://api.thingspeak.com/channels/<channel_id>.<format>

URL Parameters

NameDescription

<channel_id>

(Required) Channel ID for the channel of interest, specified as an integer.

<format>

(Required) Format for the HTTP response, specified as json or xml.

Example: https://api.thingspeak.com/channels/999990.json

Body Parameters

NameDescriptionValue Type
api_key

(Required) Specify User API Key, which you can find in your profile. This key is different from the channel API keys.

string

Content-Type

application/x-www-form-urlencoded

Response

Success

HTTP Status Code

200 OK

Body

 JSON Example

 XML Example

Error

For the full list, see Error Codes.

Examples

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You can use POSTMAN to try out your HTTP requests using the RESTful API for ThingSpeak. This example shows how to clear a channel using POSTMAN.

Here is the format of the HTTP request.

DELETE https://api.thingspeak.com/channels/400834.json
       api_key=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  1. In POSTMAN, select DELETE from the drop-down list of HTTP verbs.

  2. In the address bar, enter https://api.thingspeak.com/channels/<channelID>.json, replacing <channelID> with the ID of the channel you want to remove.

  3. Under the Body section, choose x-www-form-urlencoded.

  4. Enter the parameter api_key and your user API Key, which is found in Account > My Profile.

The response is a JSON object of the channel settings before deletion.