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API Reference (API Version 2015-05-28)

CreateThingType

Creates a new thing type.

Request Syntax

POST /thing-types/thingTypeName HTTP/1.1
Content-type: application/json

{
   "thingTypeProperties": { 
      "searchableAttributes": [ "string" ],
      "thingTypeDescription": "string"
   }
}

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.

thingTypeName

The name of the thing type.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9:_-]+

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

thingTypeProperties

The ThingTypeProperties for the thing type to create. It contains information about the new thing type including a description, and a list of searchable thing attribute names.

Type: ThingTypeProperties object

Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-type: application/json

{
   "thingTypeArn": "string",
   "thingTypeName": "string"
}

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.

thingTypeArn

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the thing type.

Type: String

thingTypeName

The name of the thing type.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9:_-]+

Errors

InternalFailureException

An unexpected error has occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500

InvalidRequestException

The request is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceAlreadyExistsException

The resource already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 409

ServiceUnavailableException

The service is temporarily unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 503

ThrottlingException

The rate exceeds the limit.

HTTP Status Code: 429

UnauthorizedException

You are not authorized to perform this operation.

HTTP Status Code: 401

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: