#AWS #SQS #FIFO Queues

Working with AWS SQS FIFO Queues

You will have to complete the following steps to setup a FIFO Queue.

· First open the SQS Console window https://console.aws.amazon.com/sqs/

· Choose , specify the correct region.

· Standard queue is selected by default. Choose FIFO

· You cannot change the queue type after you create it

· Enter name for your queue. The name of a FIFO queue must end in the .fifo suffix.

· To create the queue with default parameters, scroll to the bottom and choose Create Queue. Amazon SQS creates the queue and displays the queue’s Details page

as viewed below


Click on accepting all defaults. Additional queues can be added; for demonstration purposes I am creating one queue

has been created successfully.

FIFO queue created above

Next I will send a message to the SQS queue.

  • From the left navigation pane, choose . From the queue list, I will select the queue I created.
  • From the , choose send and receive messages.
  • Place text in message body.
  • Enter a .
  • Choose .
Message being sent by SQS

The message is sent to the console and displays successful message. Choose to display information on the sent message.

Below displays details of the message in the

Message is hashed above.

Next, I will receive and delete my message.

  • From the queues page select queue
  • From Queue Actions, select .
  • On the lower half of page, .
Click Poll for messages above right.
Amazon SQS begins to poll servers to find messages in the queue. The progress bar on the right side of the Receive messages section displays the polling duration.

Here is my test message.

SQS configuration is correct.

To delete messages, select the messages that you want to delete and choose Delete.

Click Delete.

Deleting the SQS queue.

Under queues choose queue and delete.

Click Delete.

Queue has been deleted.

Queue has been deleted.

This is a very simple and clean setup.



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