How to use Boto3 to delete a glue job from AWS Glue?

Problem Statement − Use boto3 library in Python to delete a glue job, created in your account.

Example − Delete a glue job ‘transfer_from_s3’ that is created in your account.

Approach/Algorithm to solve this problem

Step 1 − Import boto3 and botocore exceptions to handle exceptions.

Step 2 − Pass the parameter job_name that should be deleted from AWS Glue Catalog.

Step 3 − Create an AWS session using boto3 library. Make sure region_name is mentioned in default profile. If it is not mentioned, then explicitly pass the region_name while creating the session.

Step 4 − Create an AWS client for glue.

Step 5 − Now use delete_job function and pass the job_name as JobName parameter.

Step 6 − It will delete the job and return the response metadata.

Step 7 − Handle the generic exception if something went wrong while checking the job.

Note − After the completion of this operation, it deletes a specified job definition. If job is not found in AWS Glue, it doesn’t throw any exception and output is similar if it deletes any.


Use the following code to delete a glue job from AWS Glue: 

import boto3
from botocore.exceptions import ClientError

def delete_a_glue_job(job_name):
   session = boto3.session.Session()
   glue_client = session.client('glue')
      response = glue_client.delelte_job(JobName=job_name)
   return response
   except ClientError as e:
      raise Exception( "boto3 client error in delete_a_glue_job: " + e.__str__())
   except Exception as e:
      raise Exception( "Unexpected error in delete_a_glue_job: " + e.__str__())



{'JobName': ' transfer_from_s3', 'ResponseMetadata': {'RequestId':
'126adb54-f0a0-4558-b345-d6a4e62674f3', 'HTTPStatusCode': 200,
'HTTPHeaders': {'date': 'Sat, 27 Feb 2021 15:53:27 GMT', 'content-type':
'application/x-amz-json-1.1', 'content-length': '22', 'connection':
'keep-alive', 'x-amzn-requestid': '126adb54-……….-d6a4e62674f3'},
'RetryAttempts': 0}}