Create topic quickstart

Creates a topic.

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C++

Before trying this sample, follow the C++ setup instructions in the Pub/Sub Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the Pub/Sub C++ API reference documentation.

namespace pubsub = google::cloud::pubsub;
[](pubsub::TopicAdminClient client, std::string project_id,
   std::string topic_id) {
  auto topic = client.CreateTopic(pubsub::TopicBuilder(
      pubsub::Topic(std::move(project_id), std::move(topic_id))));
  // Note that kAlreadyExists is a possible error when the library retries.
  if (topic.status().code() == google::cloud::StatusCode::kAlreadyExists) {
    std::cout << "The topic already exists\n";
    return;
  }
  if (!topic) throw std::runtime_error(topic.status().message());

  std::cout << "The topic was successfully created: " << topic->DebugString()
            << "\n";
}

Go

Before trying this sample, follow the Go setup instructions in the Pub/Sub Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the Pub/Sub Go API reference documentation.


// Sample pubsub-quickstart creates a Google Cloud Pub/Sub topic.
package main

import (
	"context"
	"fmt"
	"log"

	"cloud.google.com/go/pubsub"
)

func main() {
	ctx := context.Background()

	// Sets your Google Cloud Platform project ID.
	projectID := "YOUR_PROJECT_ID"

	// Creates a client.
	client, err := pubsub.NewClient(ctx, projectID)
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatalf("Failed to create client: %v", err)
	}
	defer client.Close()

	// Sets the id for the new topic.
	topicID := "my-topic"

	// Creates the new topic.
	topic, err := client.CreateTopic(ctx, topicID)
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatalf("Failed to create topic: %v", err)
	}

	fmt.Printf("Topic %v created.\n", topic)
}

Java

Before trying this sample, follow the Java setup instructions in the Pub/Sub Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the Pub/Sub Java API reference documentation.


import com.google.cloud.pubsub.v1.TopicAdminClient;
import com.google.pubsub.v1.Topic;
import com.google.pubsub.v1.TopicName;
import java.io.IOException;

public class CreateTopicExample {
  public static void main(String... args) throws Exception {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    String projectId = "your-project-id";
    String topicId = "your-topic-id";

    createTopicExample(projectId, topicId);
  }

  public static void createTopicExample(String projectId, String topicId) throws IOException {
    try (TopicAdminClient topicAdminClient = TopicAdminClient.create()) {
      TopicName topicName = TopicName.of(projectId, topicId);
      Topic topic = topicAdminClient.createTopic(topicName);
      System.out.println("Created topic: " + topic.getName());
    }
  }
}

Node.js

Before trying this sample, follow the Node.js setup instructions in the Pub/Sub Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the Pub/Sub Node.js API reference documentation.

// Imports the Google Cloud client library
const {PubSub} = require('@google-cloud/pubsub');

async function quickstart(
  projectId = 'your-project-id', // Your Google Cloud Platform project ID
  topicName = 'my-topic', // Name for the new topic to create
  subscriptionName = 'my-sub' // Name for the new subscription to create
) {
  // Instantiates a client
  const pubsub = new PubSub({projectId});

  // Creates a new topic
  const [topic] = await pubsub.createTopic(topicName);
  console.log(`Topic ${topic.name} created.`);

  // Creates a subscription on that new topic
  const [subscription] = await topic.createSubscription(subscriptionName);

  // Receive callbacks for new messages on the subscription
  subscription.on('message', message => {
    console.log('Received message:', message.data.toString());
    process.exit(0);
  });

  // Receive callbacks for errors on the subscription
  subscription.on('error', error => {
    console.error('Received error:', error);
    process.exit(1);
  });

  // Send a message to the topic
  topic.publish(Buffer.from('Test message!'));
}

PHP

Before trying this sample, follow the PHP setup instructions in the Pub/Sub Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the Pub/Sub PHP API reference documentation.

# Includes the autoloader for libraries installed with composer
require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

# Imports the Google Cloud client library
use Google\Cloud\PubSub\PubSubClient;

# Your Google Cloud Platform project ID
$projectId = 'YOUR_PROJECT_ID';

# Instantiates a client
$pubsub = new PubSubClient([
    'projectId' => $projectId
]);

# The name for the new topic
$topicName = 'my-new-topic-2';

# Creates the new topic
$topic = $pubsub->createTopic($topicName);

echo 'Topic ' . $topic->name() . ' created.';

Python

Before trying this sample, follow the Python setup instructions in the Pub/Sub Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the Pub/Sub Python API reference documentation.

from google.cloud import pubsub_v1

# TODO(developer)
# project_id = "your-project-id"
# topic_id = "your-topic-id"

publisher = pubsub_v1.PublisherClient()
topic_path = publisher.topic_path(project_id, topic_id)

topic = publisher.create_topic(request={"name": topic_path})

print("Created topic: {}".format(topic.name))

Ruby

Before trying this sample, follow the Ruby setup instructions in the Pub/Sub Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the Pub/Sub Ruby API reference documentation.

# Imports the Google Cloud client library
require "google/cloud/pubsub"

# Instantiates a client
pubsub = Google::Cloud::Pubsub.new

# The name for the new topic
# topic_id = "your-topic-id"

# Creates the new topic
topic = pubsub.create_topic topic_id

puts "Topic #{topic.name} created."

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