Resource Groups - Delete

Deletes a resource group.
When you delete a resource group, all of its resources are also deleted. Deleting a resource group deletes all of its template deployments and currently stored operations.

DELETE https://management.azure.com/subscriptions/{subscriptionId}/resourcegroups/{resourceGroupName}?api-version=2021-04-01
DELETE https://management.azure.com/subscriptions/{subscriptionId}/resourcegroups/{resourceGroupName}?forceDeletionTypes={forceDeletionTypes}&api-version=2021-04-01

URI Parameters

Name In Required Type Description
resourceGroupName
path True
  • string

The name of the resource group to delete. The name is case insensitive.

Regex pattern: ^[-\w\._\(\)]+$

subscriptionId
path True
  • string

The Microsoft Azure subscription ID.

api-version
query True
  • string

The API version to use for this operation.

forceDeletionTypes
query
  • string

The resource types you want to force delete. Currently, only the following is supported: forceDeletionTypes=Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines,Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachineScaleSets

Responses

Name Type Description
200 OK

OK

202 Accepted

Accepted

Other Status Codes

Error response describing why the operation failed.

Security

azure_auth

Azure Active Directory OAuth2 Flow

Type: oauth2
Flow: implicit
Authorization URL: https://login.microsoftonline.com/common/oauth2/authorize

Scopes

Name Description
user_impersonation impersonate your user account

Examples

Force delete all the Virtual Machines and Virtual Machine Scale Sets in a resource group
Force delete all the Virtual Machines in a resource group

Force delete all the Virtual Machines and Virtual Machine Scale Sets in a resource group

Sample Request

DELETE https://management.azure.com/subscriptions/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000/resourcegroups/my-resource-group?forceDeletionTypes=Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines,Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachineScaleSets&api-version=2021-04-01

Sample Response

Force delete all the Virtual Machines in a resource group

Sample Request

DELETE https://management.azure.com/subscriptions/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000/resourcegroups/my-resource-group?forceDeletionTypes=Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines&api-version=2021-04-01

Sample Response

Definitions

CloudError

An error response for a resource management request.

ErrorAdditionalInfo

The resource management error additional info.

ErrorResponse

Error Response

CloudError

An error response for a resource management request.

Name Type Description
error

Error Response
Common error response for all Azure Resource Manager APIs to return error details for failed operations. (This also follows the OData error response format.)

ErrorAdditionalInfo

The resource management error additional info.

Name Type Description
info
  • object

The additional info.

type
  • string

The additional info type.

ErrorResponse

Error Response

Name Type Description
additionalInfo

The error additional info.

code
  • string

The error code.

details

The error details.

message
  • string

The error message.

target
  • string

The error target.