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CreateThing

Creates a thing record in the thing registry.

Request Syntax

POST /things/thingName HTTP/1.1
Content-type: application/json

{
   "attributePayload": { 
      "attributes": { 
         "string" : "string" 
      },
      "merge": boolean
   },
   "thingTypeName": "string"
}

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.

thingName

The name of the thing to create.

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.

attributePayload

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

{\"attributes\":{\"string1\":\"string2\"}}

Type: AttributePayload object

Required: No

thingTypeName

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

Type: String

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

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

Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-type: application/json

{
   "thingArn": "string",
   "thingId": "string",
   "thingName": "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.

thingArn

The ARN of the new thing.

Type: String

thingId

The thing ID.

Type: String

thingName

The name of the new thing.

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

ResourceNotFoundException

The specified resource does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404

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: