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Creates a thing record in the registry.


This is a control plane operation. See Authorization for information about authorizing control plane actions.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--thing-name <value>
[--thing-type-name <value>]
[--attribute-payload <value>]
[--billing-group-name <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--thing-name (string)

The name of the thing to create.

--thing-type-name (string)

The name of the thing type associated with the new thing.

--attribute-payload (structure)

The attribute payload, which consists of up to three name/value pairs in a JSON document. For example:


Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "attributes": {"string": "string"
  "merge": true|false

--billing-group-name (string)

The name of the billing group the thing will be added to.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


thingName -> (string)

The name of the new thing.

thingArn -> (string)

The ARN of the new thing.

thingId -> (string)

The thing ID.