Tips for Monitoring Your Queues in Cloud Queues

Note: Be sure to set up your authentication token before completing the terminal steps for creating your cloud queue.

The steps in this process will return queue statistics, including the number of messages that exist in the queue. These are broken out by status.

  • Use the following

    Queue Status Template

    GET /v1/queues/{queue_name}/stats


    Substitute your cloud queue information for the sample information:

    GET /v1/queues/fizbit/stats HTTP/1.1
  • You will see your cloud queue stats:


    HTTP:/1.1 200 OK

      "messages": {
        "free": 146929,
        "claimed": 2409,
        "total": 149338,
        "oldest": {
            "href": "/v1/queues/fizbit/messages/50b68a50d6f5b8c8a7c62b01",
            "age": 63,
            "created": "2013-08-12T20:44:55Z"
        "newest": {
            "href": "/v1/queues/fizbit/messages/50b68a50d6f5b8c8a7c62b01",
            "age": 12,
            "created": "2013-08-12T20:45:46Z"

Monitoring through Cloud Control Panel

You can also view your cloud queue stats by logging into your cloud control panel and:

  1. Click the Queues link.

  2. Click on your queue name. You can view your queue stats in the Queue Details screen:


NOTE: If total is 0, then "oldest" and "newest" message stats are not included.

We have additional developer information available in our API documentation. Listed under Other Products, we have Getting Started Guide and an API Developer Guide for Cloud Queues.

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