SQS (Simple Queue Service)

See Also

EC2, RDS, SimpleDB, SQS, AS2, Connect to Network, SQL Query, Stored Procedure, MSMQ, FTP, Execute Web Service, SharePoint


Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) offers a reliable, highly scalable, hosted queue for storing messages as they travel between computers. By using SQS, you can move data between distributed components of your applications that perform different tasks without losing messages or requiring each component to be always available.

IMPORTANT: The SQS activities in AutoMate use the Amazon's SQS engine to perform their work. Because of this, you must have a valid Amazon SQS service account to use these activities.

Action Category


Available Activities

The following table briefly describes the available activities for this action arranged in alphabetical order. Click the appropriate link for more details regarding each activity.


SQS - Add Permission

Adds a permission to a queue for a specific principal. This allows for sharing access to the queue.

SQS - Change Message Visibility

Changes the visibility timeout of a specified message in a queue to a new value.

SQS - Create Queue

Creates a new queue.

SQS - Create Session

Creates a unique session which can be used to associate subsequent SQS steps. This provides a single task the ability to execute numerous SQS operations simultaneously.

SQS - Delete Message

Deletes the specified message from the specified queue.

SQS - Delete Queue

Deletes the queue specified by the queue URL, regardless of whether the queue is empty.

SQS - End Session

Ends an SQS session created in a previous step with the use of the Create Session activity.

SQS - Get Queue Attributes

Returns one or all attributes of a queue.

SQS - List Queues

Returns a list of your queues.

SQS - Receive Message

Retrieves one or more messages from the specified queue.

SQS - Remove Permission

Removes any permissions in the queue policy that matches the Label parameter.

SQS - Send Message

Sends a message to the specified queue.

SQS - Set Queue Attributes

Sets an attribute of a queue.

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