AWS SQS Connector


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npm install reshuffle-aws-connectors

Reshuffle AWS SQS Connector

This Reshuffle connector can be used to interact with AWS SQS queues. AWS SQS documentation.

The following code listens to new messages in the queue. When a message arrives it logs the details of the message event.

const { HttpConnector, Reshuffle } = require('reshuffle')
const { AWSSQSConnector } = require('reshuffle-aws-connectors')

const queueUrl = 'https://sqs.<region><id>/<queue_name>'

const app = new Reshuffle()

const sqsConnector = new AWSSQSConnector(app, {
  accessKeyId: process.env.AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID,
  secretAccessKey: process.env.AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY,
  region: process.env.AWS_REGION

sqsConnector.on({ queueUrl }, (event, app) => {
  console.log('new message', event)
  //{ MessageId: '71c06956-76e1-4a8c-bc00-ed910566f36e', ReceiptHandle: 'AQEBTL1CTtn1clJ0XMSmRtpz7...', MD5OfBody: '9a72c70562843b823c2c9cad30665fe4', Body: 'Message from Reshuffle to queue' }


Table of Contents

Configuration Configuration options

Connector events:

Receive messages event Receive messages event

Connector actions:

Send message Send a message SDK:

sdk Get direct SQS SDK access

Configuration options
const app = new Reshuffle()
const awsSQSConnector = new AWSSQSConnector(app, {
  accessKeyId: process.env.AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID,
  secretAccessKey: process.env.AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY,
  region: process.env.AWS_DEFAULT_REGION,

Connector events

Receive messages event

Event parameters:

interface AWSSQSConnectorEventOptions {
queueUrl: string // SQS queue url
deleteAfterReceive?: boolean // default to true

Handler inputs:

(event: MESSAGE, app: Reshuffle) => void

interface MESSAGE {
  MessageId?: string
  ReceiptHandle?: string
  MD5OfBody?: string
  Body?: string
  Attributes?: MessageSystemAttributeMap
  MD5OfMessageAttributes?: string
  MessageAttributes?: MessageBodyAttributeMap


(event, app) => { 
  console.log('new message received', event)
  // 'new message received', { MessageId: '71c06956-76e1-4a8c-bc00-ed910566f36e', ReceiptHandle: 
  // 'AQEBTL1CTtn1clJ0XMSmRtpz7...', MD5OfBody: '9a72c70562843b823c2c9cad30665fe4', Body: 'Message 
  // from Reshuffle to queue' }

This event is triggered when new messages are received from the queue. Reshuffle checks for new messages every minute. Per default, it deletes the messages from the queue once retrieved. Set deleteAfterReceive to false to prevent this.

Note: if you do so, events can be triggered several times for the same message depending on your queue strategy.

Connector actions

Most of the actions are provided via the sdk.

Send message


(params: AWS.SQS.Types.SendMessageRequest) => Promise<PromiseResult<AWS.SQS.SendMessageResponse, AWS.AWSError>>

export interface SendMessageRequest {
  QueueUrl: string
  MessageBody: string
  DelaySeconds?: Integer
  MessageAttributes?: MessageBodyAttributeMap
  MessageSystemAttributes?: MessageBodySystemAttributeMap
  MessageDeduplicationId?: string
  MessageGroupId?: string
export interface SendMessageResult {
  MD5OfMessageBody?: string
  MD5OfMessageAttributes?: string
  MD5OfMessageSystemAttributes?: string
  MessageId?: string
  SequenceNumber?: string

Go here for sendMessage AWS documentation.


const params = {
  MessageBody: 'Message from Reshuffle to AWS SQS!',
  QueueUrl: '<project_id>/<queue_name>',
const response = await sqsConnector.sendMessage(params)


SDK action

Returns an AWS SQS client instance Full list of available actions in NODE AWS SQS client


() => AWS.SQS


const sqs = await sqsConnector.sdk()


Receive messages from queue

const response = await sqsConnector.sdk().receiveMessage({ QueueUrl }).promise()

For more examples, go here.