Modifies a specified topic category.


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Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes UpdateProductTopic

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

Operation String Yes PUB

The operation permissions of the device on the topic category. Valid values:

  • SUB: Subscribe.
  • PUB: Publish.
  • ALL: Publish and Subscribe.
TopicId String Yes 821****

The ID of the topic category that you want to modify.

TopicShortName String Yes resubmit

The name of the user-defined category level that you want to set. 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. You can view the instance ID on the Overview page in the IoT Platform console.

  • If your instance has an ID, you must configure this parameter. If you do not set this parameter, the call fails.
  • If your instance has no Overview page or ID, you do not need to set this parameter.

For more information, see Overview.

Desc String No resubmit 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.


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

Sample success responses

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Error codes

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