I've done many integrations so far but none of them required sending an HTTP request with the 'DELETE' method. And today, surprise - HTTP method DELETE doesn't support output appears in my log when I try to make this call.

I couldn't find any related questions/answers on this error apart from this.

The code is simple:

Http h = new Http ();

httpRequest = new HttpRequest ();


The documentation says that the DELETE method is supported too, though there isn't any additional information on this.

Is there a different way of implementing this method or is there something obvious that I'm missing here?

  • any good answer for this? I also have this problem when delete a record to other server.
    – rpm07
    Feb 12, 2015 at 6:06
  • @robertpeter07 As you can see from the answers, you are not allowed to set the body in a delete request. Feb 12, 2015 at 23:32

2 Answers 2


I'd suggest you need to avoid the call to setBody() when making a DELETE call

I doubt DELETE permits an http body of any size.


Since I had the code in a static method, I was setting the body to whatever comes in the parameter.

If you ever get this problem, avoid setting the body:

if (String.isNotBlank(body))

Worked like a charm!

  • This doesn't seem clear to me.
    – rpm07
    Feb 12, 2015 at 6:06

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