Delete an online store

You can delete an existing online store instance, even if it contains feature view instances. If an online store instance contains existing feature view instances, you can use the force query parameter to delete the online store and its feature views.

Before you begin

Authenticate to Vertex AI, unless you've done so already.

Select the tab for how you plan to use the samples on this page:


When you use the Google Cloud console to access Google Cloud services and APIs, you don't need to set up authentication.


To use the REST API samples on this page in a local development environment, you use the credentials you provide to the gcloud CLI.

    Install the Google Cloud CLI, then initialize it by running the following command:

    gcloud init

For more information, see Authenticate for using REST in the Google Cloud authentication documentation.

Delete an online store instance

Use the following samples to delete an online store along with its constituent feature views from your project.


Use the following instructions to delete an online store and all its feature views using the Google Cloud console.

  1. In the Vertex AI section of the Google Cloud console, go to the Feature Store page.

    Go to the Feature Store page

  2. Click Online store.

  3. Select checkbox next to the online store that you want to delete.

  4. Click Delete and then click Confirm.


To delete a FeatureOnlineStore resource, send a DELETE request by using the featureOnlineStores.delete method.

Before using any of the request data, make the following replacements:

  • LOCATION_ID: Region where the online store is located, such as us-central1.
  • PROJECT_ID: Your project ID.
  • FEATUREONLINESTORE_NAME: The name of the online store instance that you want to delete.
  • BOOLEAN: Optional. To delete the online instance even if it contains feature views, enter true. The default value is false.

HTTP method and URL:


To send your request, choose one of these options:


Execute the following command:

curl -X DELETE \
-H "Authorization: Bearer $(gcloud auth print-access-token)" \


Execute the following command:

$cred = gcloud auth print-access-token
$headers = @{ "Authorization" = "Bearer $cred" }

Invoke-WebRequest `
-Method DELETE `
-Headers $headers `
-Uri "" | Select-Object -Expand Content

You should receive a JSON response similar to the following:

  "name": "projects/PROJECT_NUMBER/locations/LOCATION_ID/operations/OPERATION_ID",
  "metadata": {
    "@type": "",
    "genericMetadata": {
      "createTime": "2023-09-15T17:30:31.741064Z",
      "updateTime": "2023-09-15T17:30:31.741064Z"

What's next