Creates a custom topic category for a specified product.


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Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes CreateProductTopic

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

Operation String Yes PUB

The operation that devices can perform on the topic category. Valid values:

  • SUB: Subscribe
  • PUB: Publish
  • ALL: Publish and Subscribe
ProductKey String Yes aldDEin****

The ProductKey of the product for which you want to create a topic category.

TopicShortName String Yes submit

The custom level that is used in the topic category. By default, a topic category includes the following levels: _productkey_ and _devicename_. Separate the two levels with slashes (/). Format of a topic category: productKey/deviceName/topicShortName .

Note Each level can contain letters, digits, and underscores (_), and cannot be empty.
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.

Desc String No submit a test topic

The description of the topic category. The description must be 1 to 100 characters in length.

In addition to the preceding operation-specific request parameters, you must specify common request parameters when you call this operation. For more information, see Common request 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 FCC27691-9151-4B93-9622-9C90F30542EC

The ID of the request.

Success Boolean true

Indicates whether the call was successful.

  • true: The call was successful.
  • false: The call failed.
TopicId Long 10000

The ID of the topic category. The ID is generated by IoT Platform if the call is successful.

Note Store this parameter for future reference. When you call an operation that is related to the topic category, you must provide this parameter.


Sample requests
&Desc=submit a test topic
&<Common request parameters>

Sample success responses

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Error codes

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