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Create a Topic

Navigate to the Topics section of the control center and click the + Create topic button on the right-hand side of the page.


A page will load with the required basic fields to create a topic:

Topic name
A unique topic name that can be used by Apache Kafka®
Number of partitions
The number of partitions desired

All other topic configuration settings will inherit the cluster defaults.

The view a list of topics on a specific cluster, click on the cluster dropdown on the upper-right corner and select the desired cluster.

If further customization is required after filling out the existing form, click the Customize Settings button.

On the customize page, a variety of other settings are available. This is not an exhaustive list, but the most commonly modified settings. Further modification of a topic can be done in on the edit screen once the topic has been created.


Some values (like topic name) can not be edited once the topic is created. There are other values, such as min.insync.replicas and replication.factor that are not recommended for modification after creation and are not editable though the UI. To edit those values, you must use the command line. Click here to learn more about creating topics on the command line.

On the right hand side, there is a summary of values that will be used to create the topic. If a dashed line is shown, it will use the cluster defaults.