Modifies a device shadow.


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Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes UpdateDeviceShadow

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

DeviceName String Yes device1

The name of the device whose shadow information that you want to modify.

ProductKey String Yes a1T27vz****

The key of the product to which the device belongs.

ShadowMessage String Yes {"method":"update","state":{"desired":{"color":"green"}},"version":2}

The expected shadow information.

The shadow information includes the following parameters:

  • method: a string that specifies the operation type. Valid value: update.
  • state: a string that specifies the expected shadow information. The desired parameter includes the details of settings.
  • version: a LONG integer that specifies the version of the shadow. The specified version must be greater than the current version.
IotInstanceId String No iot_instc_pu****_c*-v64********

The ID of the instance. This parameter is not required for public instances. However, the parameter is required for the instances that you have purchased.

DeltaUpdate Boolean No false

Specifies whether to update the desired parameters of the shadow.

  • true: to perform an incremental update.
  • false: to perform a full update.

Default value: false.

In addition to the preceding API operation-specific request parameters, you must specify common request parameters when you call this API operation. For more information, see Common 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 6754C0E7-A35D-4CC8-A684-45EB1F0008D9

The GUID that is generated by IoT Platform for the request.

Success Boolean true

Indicates whether the call succeeds. true indicates that the call succeeds. false indicates that the call fails.


Sample requests
&<Common request parameters>

Sample success responses

XML format


JSON format

    "RequestId": "6754C0E7-A35D-4CC8-A684-45EB1F0008D9",
    "Success": true

Error codes

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