HTTP status code for update and delete?

For a PUT request: HTTP 200, HTTP 204 should imply “resource updated successfully”. HTTP 201 if the PUT request created a new resource.

For a DELETE request: HTTP 200 or HTTP 204 should imply “resource deleted successfully”.

HTTP 202 can also be returned by either operation and would imply that the instruction was accepted by the server, but not fully applied yet. It’s possible that the operation fails later, so the client shouldn’t fully assume that it was success.

A client that receives a status code it doesn’t recognize, but it’s starting with 2 should treat it as a 200 OK.


If an existing resource is modified, either the 200 (OK) or 204 (No Content) response codes SHOULD be sent to indicate successful completion of the request.


A successful response SHOULD be 200 (OK) if the response includes an entity describing the status, 202 (Accepted) if the action has not yet been enacted, or 204 (No Content) if the action has been enacted but the response does not include an entity.

Source: HTTP/1.1 Method Definitions

HTTP 200 OK: Standard response for successful HTTP
requests. The actual response will
depend on the request method used.

HTTP 204 No Content: The server successfully processed the request, but is not returning any content

Source: List of HTTP status codes: 2xx Success

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