Creates a topic.

  • You can send a maximum of one query per second (QPS).
  • The maximum number of topics that can be created on an instance depends on the specifications of the instance.


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Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes CreateTopic

The operation that you want to perform. Set the value to


InstanceId String Yes alikafka_pre-cn-mp919o4v****

The ID of the Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance on which you want to create the topic.

RegionId String Yes cn-hangzhou

The region ID of the Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance.

Remark String Yes alikafka_topic_test

The description of the topic.

  • The description can contain only letters, digits, hyphens (-), and underscores (_).
  • The description must be 3 to 64 characters in length.
Topic String Yes alikafka_topic_test

The name of the topic.

  • The name can contain only letters, digits, hyphens (-), and underscores (_).
  • The name must be 3 to 64 characters in length. Names that contain more than 64 characters are automatically truncated.
  • The name cannot be modified after the topic is created.
CompactTopic Boolean No false

The log cleanup policy for the topic. This parameter is available when the Local Storage mode is specified for the topic. Valid values:

  • false: uses the default log cleanup policy.
  • true: uses the Apache Kafka log compaction policy.
PartitionNum String No 12

The number of partitions in the topic.

  • Valid values: 1 to 360.
  • To reduce the risk of data skew, we recommend that you set the number of partitions to a multiple of 6.
  • If you require more than 360 partitions, submit a ticket.
LocalTopic Boolean No false

The storage engine of the topic. Valid values:

  • false: the Cloud Storage mode.
  • true: the Local Storage mode.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
Code Integer 200

The HTTP status code. The HTTP status code 200 indicates that the request is successful.

Message String operation success

The returned message.

RequestId String 9C0F207C-77A6-43E5-991C-9D98510A****

The ID of the request.

Success Boolean true

Indicates whether the request is successful.


Sample requests

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Sample success responses

XML format

      <Message>operation success</Message>

JSON format

    "RequestId": "9C0F207C-77A6-43E5-991C-9D98510A****",
    "Message": "operation success",
    "Code": 200,
    "Success": true

Error codes

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