Creates a rule for a specified topic.

Limits

Each Alibaba Cloud account can run a maximum of 50 queries per second (QPS).

Note RAM users of an Alibaba Cloud account share the quota of the account.

Debugging

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Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes CreateRule

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

Name String Yes iot_test1

The name of the rule. The rule name must be 1 to 30 characters in length, and can contain letters, digits, underscores (_), and hyphens (-).

IotInstanceId String No iot-cn-0pp1n8t****

The ID of the instance. This parameter is not required for the public instance but required for Enterprise Edition instances.

Select String No deviceName() as deviceName, items.Humidity.value as Humidity, items.Temperature.value as Temperature

The SQL SELECT statement to be executed. For more information, see SQL expressions.

Note Specify the content that follows the SELECT keyword for this parameter. For example, if the SELECT statement is SELECT a,b,c, specify a,b,c for this parameter.
ShortTopic String No +/thing/event/property/post

The topic to which this rule is applied. Syntax: ${deviceName}/topicShortName. ${deviceName} specifies the name of the device, and topicShortName specifies the custom name of the topic.

  • Basic communication topics or Thing Specification Language (TSL)-based communication topics. Syntax: ${deviceName}/topicShortName. You can replace ${deviceName} with the + wildcard. The wildcard indicates that the topic applies to all devices under the product. Valid values of topicShortName:
    • /thing/event/property/post: submits the property data of a device.
    • /thing/event/${tsl.event.identifier}/post: submits the event data of a device. ${tsl.event.identifier} specifies the identifier of an event in the TSL.
    • /thing/lifecycle: submits device lifecycle changes.
    • /thing/downlink/reply/message: sends a response to a request from IoT Platform.
    • /thing/list/found: submits the data when a gateway detects a new sub-device.
    • /thing/topo/lifecycle: submits device topology changes.
    • /thing/event/property/history/post: submits historical property data of a device.
    • /thing/event/${tsl.event.identifier}/post: submits the historical event data of a device. ${tsl.event.identifier} specifies the identifier of an event in the TSL.
    • /ota/upgrade: submits firmware update status.
    • /ota/version/post: submits OTA module versions.
    • /thing/deviceinfo/update: submits device tag changes.
    • /edge/driver/${driver_id}/point_post: submits pass-through data from Link IoT Edge. ${driver_id} specifies the ID of the driver that a device uses to access Link IoT Edge.

      ${packageId}/${jobId}/ota/job/status: submits the status of OTA update batches. This topic is a basic communication topic. ${packageId} specifies the ID of the firmware. ${jobId} specifies the ID of the update batch.

  • Custom topics. Example: ${deviceName}/user/get.

    You can call the QueryProductTopic operation to view all custom topics of the product.

    When you specify a custom topic, you can use the + and # wildcards.

    • You can replace ${deviceName} with the + wildcard. The wildcard indicates that the topic applies to all devices under the product.
    • You can replace the fields that follow ${deviceName} with /user/#. The # wildcard indicates that the topic applies whatever values are specified for the fields that follow/user.

      For more information about how to use wildcards, see Wildcards in topics.

  • Topic that is used to submit device status changes: ${deviceName}.

    You can use the + wildcard. In this case, the status changes of all devices under the product are submitted.

Where String No Temperature>35

The condition that is used to trigger the rule. For more information, see SQL expressions.

Note Specify the fields that follow the Where keyword for this parameter. For example, if the Where statement is Where a>10, specify a>10 for this parameter.
ProductKey String No a1T27vz****

The ProductKey of the product to which the rule applies.

RuleDesc String No rule test

The description of the rule. The description can be up to 100 characters in length. Each Chinese symbol occupies 1 characters.

DataType String No JSON

The format of the data to be processed by the rule. You must specify the format of device data to be processed for this parameter. Default value: JSON. Valid values:

  • JSON: JSON data
  • BINARY: binary data
Note If this parameter is set to BINARY, you cannot set the TopicType parameter to 0 and forward data to Tablestore and ApsaraDB RDS.

Default value: JSON.

TopicType Integer No 1
  • 0: The topic is a basic communication topic or TSL-based communication topic.
  • 1: The topic is a custom topic.
  • 2: The topic is used to submit device status changes. Syntax: /as/mqtt/status/${productKey}/${deviceName}.
ResourceGroupId String No rg-acfmxazb4ph****

The ID of the resource group to which the rule is assigned. You can view the resource group information in the Resource Management console.

If you do not specify this parameter, the rule is assigned to the default resource group.

Topic String No /sys/g18l***/device1/thing/event/property/post

The complete topic to which the rule applies.

If you specify this parameter, you do not need to specify the ProductKey, ShortTopic, and TopicType parameters.

In addition to the preceding operation-specific request parameters, you must specify common request parameters when you call this operation. For more information about common request parameters, see Common parameters.

Note To enable a rule, you must specify the ProductKey, ShortTopic, and Select parameters.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
Code String iot.system.SystemException

The error code returned if the call fails. For more information, see Error codes.

ErrorMessage String A system exception occurred.

The error message returned if the call fails.

RequestId String E4C0FF92-2A86-41DB-92D3-73B60310D25E

The ID of the request.

RuleId Long 100000

The ID of the rule. The rule ID is generated by the rules engine if the call was successful.

Note Secure the rule ID, which must be provided when you call the rule-related operations.
Success Boolean true

Indicates whether the call was successful.

  • true: The call was successful.
  • false: The call failed.

Examples

Sample requests

https://iot.cn-shanghai.aliyuncs.com/?Action=CreateRule
&Name=iot_test1
&ProductKey=a1T27vz****
&ShortTopic=+/thing/event/property/post
&Select=deviceName() as deviceName, items.Humidity.value as Humidity, items.Temperature.value as Temperature
&RuleDesc=rule test
&DataType=JSON
&Where=Temperature>35
&TopicType=1
&ResourceGroupId=rg-acfmxazb4ph****
&<Common request parameters>

Sample success responses

XML format

<CreateRuleResponse>
      <RequestId>E4C0FF92-2A86-41DB-92D3-73B60310D25E</RequestId>
      <RuleId>100000</RuleId>
      <Success>true</Success>
</CreateRuleResponse>

JSON format

{
  "RequestId": "E4C0FF92-2A86-41DB-92D3-73B60310D25E", 
  "RuleId": 100000, 
  "Success": true
}

Error codes

For a list of error codes, visit the API Error Center.