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Queue Scratchpad

The AWS Zone now includes a scratchpad for the Amazon Simple Queue Service. You can find it at

You can use this nifty tool to exercise the queue without writing any code. Here’s what you do:

  1. Get a Subscription Id
  2. Use the scratchpad to create a queue (“CreateQueue”).
  3. Copy the Queue Id from the returned XML. The Id will look like this:  <QueueId>04FKKM4K6661QRKMTYD4</QueueId>. You will need the Id for the Enqueue and Dequeue operations.
  4. Enqueue one or more messages using the EnQueue operation.
  5. Dequeue your messages using the DeQueue operation.
  6. If you forget your QueueId, use ListMyQueues to see the names and Ids of all of your queues.

That’s all there is to it!

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.