Deleting a short URL

Delete a short URL

The instruction below shows how to delete the existing URL.

  • Click "Create API key".
  • Add a Secret key.
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2) Copy an ID of a short link you want to delete.

  • Open the statistics of the short link.
  • Copy the link ID.
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3) Install prerequisites for requests.

pip install requests
npm install --save axios

Now everything is ready to run the following snippet. It will delete a short URL.

4) Create a file: filename.py/ .js/ .rb. Use the code snippet below.

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Please, replace LINK_ID with appropriate value.

import requests

url = "https://api.short.io/links/LINK_ID"

headers = {'authorization': '<<apiKey>>'}

response = requests.request("DELETE", url, headers=headers)

print(response.text)
const axios = require('axios');

const options = {
    headers: {
      'content-type': 'application/json',
      authorization: 'API_KEY'
    }
  };

  axios.delete('https://api.short.io/links/LINK_ID', options)
.then(function (response) {
  console.log(response.data);
}) .catch(function (response) {
  console.log(response);
});
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'

url = URI("https://api.short.io/links/LINK_ID")

http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE

request = Net::HTTP::Delete.new(url)
request["authorization"] = 'API_KEY'

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body

5) Launch the file.

python filename.py
node filename.js
ruby filename.rb

6) JSON Response (link is deleted).

Once you run the code, you will see the response.

{
  "success":true,
  id: 'LINK_ID'
}

Most important parameter here is the "id".