Nic Wolff


Amazon::SQS::Consumer - Receive messages from an Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) queue


  use Amazon::SQS::Consumer;

  my $in_queue = new Amazon::SQS::Consumer
    AWSAccessKeyId => 'PUBLIC_KEY_HERE',
    SecretAccessKey => 'SECRET_KEY_HERE',
    ResourceURIPrefix => '',
    queue => 'YourInputQueue';

  while ( my $item = $in_queue->next ) {
    # Do stuff with the item



This is the constructor, it will return you an Amazon::SQS::Consumer object to work with. It takes these parameters:

AWSAccessKeyId (required)

Your AWS access key.

SecretAccessKey (required)

Your secret key, WARNING! don't give this out or someone will be able to use your account and incur charges on your behalf.

ResourceURIPrefix (optional)

The beginnning of the URI that defines all your SQS resources. If this is defined, then you can refer to your queues by name, without giving the whole URI every time.

queue (required)

The URL of the queue to receive messages from. If you gave the ResourceURIPrefix parameter above, then this can just be the queue name, rather than the whole URI.

wait_seconds (optional)

The number of seconds to wait for a new message when the queue is empty.

debug (optional)

A flag to turn on debugging. It is turned off by default.


This will receive a message from this Publisher's queue. When the queue is empty it will wait a new message for wait_seconds seconds.


Nic Wolff, <>


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-amazon-sqs-producerconsumer at, or through the web interface at I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Amazon::SQS::ProducerConsumer

You can also look for information at:



Copyright 2011 Nic Wolff.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

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