Kills active jobs in the CrateDB cluster.


This statement is only available for all users on clusters running CrateDB versions 4.3 and above. Prior version 4.3, the KILL statement can only be run by the crate superuser.

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KILL (ALL | job_id)


The KILL ALL statement kills all active jobs within the CrateDB cluster which are owned by the current user.

The statement KILL job_id kills the job with a specified job_id if the job was started by the current user.

An exception to this is the CRATE super-user, which can also kill statements of other users.

Be aware that CrateDB doesn’t have transactions. If an operation which modifies data is killed, it won’t rollback. For example if a update operation is killed it is likely that it updated some documents before being killed. This might leave the data in an inconsistent state. So take care when using KILL.

Certain fast running operations have a small time frame in which they can be killed. For example if you delete a single document by ID the document could be deleted before the KILL command is processed, but the client might receive an error that the operation has been killed because the KILL command processed before the final result is sent to the client.

KILL ALL and KILL job_id return the number of contexts killed per node. For example if the only active query was select * from t and that query is being executed on 3 nodes, then KILL ALL will return 3.



The UUID of the currently active job that needs to be killed given as a string literal.