Cancel translation

Feature: Azure AI Translator → Document Translation
API Version: 2024-05-01

  • This method cancels a translation job that is currently processing or queued (pending) as indicated in the request by the id query parameter.
  • An operation isn't canceled if already completed, failed, or still canceling. In those instances, a bad request is returned.
  • Completed translations can't be canceled and are charged.

Request URL


All API requests to the Document Translation feature require a custom domain endpoint that is located on your resource overview page in the Azure portal.

  curl -i -X  DELETE "{document-translation-endpoint}/translator/document/batches/{id}?api-version={date}"

Request parameters

Request parameters passed on the query string are:

Query parameter Required Description
id True The operation-ID.

Locating the id value

You can find the job id in the POST start-batch-translation method response Header Operation-Location URL value. The alphanumeric string following the /document/ parameter is the operation's job id:

Response header Response URL
Operation-Location {document-translation-endpoint}/translator/document/9dce0aa9-78dc-41ba-8cae-2e2f3c2ff8ec?api-version=2024-05-01

Request headers

Request headers are:

Headers Description
Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key Required request header

Response status codes

The following are the possible HTTP status codes that a request returns.

Status Code Description
200 OK. Cancel request submitted
401 Unauthorized. Check your credentials.
404 Not found. Resource isn't found.
500 Internal Server Error.
Other Status Codes • Too many requests
• Server temporary unavailable

Cancel translation response

Successful response

The following information is returned in a successful response.

Name Type Description
id string ID of the operation.
createdDateTimeUtc string Operation created date time.
lastActionDateTimeUtc string Date time in which the operation's status is updated.
status String List of possible statuses for job or document: • Canceled
• Cancelling
• Failed
• NotStarted
• Running
• Succeeded
• ValidationFailed
summary StatusSummary Summary containing a list of details. integer Count of total documents.
summary.failed integer Count of documents failed.
summary.success integer Count of documents successfully translated.
summary.inProgress integer Count of documents in progress.
summary.notYetStarted integer Count of documents not yet started processing.
summary.cancelled integer Number of canceled.
summary.totalCharacterCharged integer Total characters charged by the API.

Error response

Name Type Description
code string Enums containing high-level error codes. Possible values:
• InternalServerError
• InvalidArgument
• InvalidRequest
• RequestRateTooHigh
• ResourceNotFound
• ServiceUnavailable
• Unauthorized
message string Gets high-level error message.
target string Gets the source of the error. For example, it would be "documents" or document id for an invalid document.
innerError InnerTranslationError New Inner Error format that conforms to Azure AI services API Guidelines. This error message contains required properties ErrorCode, message, and optional properties target, details (key value pair), inner error (it can be nested).
innerError.code string Gets code error string.
innerError.message string Gets high-level error message. string Gets the source of the error. For example, it would be documents or document id if there was an invalid document.


Example successful response

The following JSON object is an example of a successful response.

Status code: 200

  "id": "727bf148-f327-47a0-9481-abae6362f11e",
  "createdDateTimeUtc": "2020-03-26T00:00:00Z",
  "lastActionDateTimeUtc": "2020-03-26T01:00:00Z",
  "status": "Succeeded",
  "summary": {
    "total": 10,
    "failed": 1,
    "success": 9,
    "inProgress": 0,
    "notYetStarted": 0,
    "cancelled": 0,
    "totalCharacterCharged": 0

Example error response

The following JSON object is an example of an error response. The schema for other error codes is the same.

Status code: 500

  "error": {
    "code": "InternalServerError",
    "message": "Internal Server Error",
    "target": "Operation",
    "innerError": {
      "code": "InternalServerError",
      "message": "Unexpected internal server error has occurred"

Next steps

Follow our quickstart to learn more about using Document Translation and the client library.