confluent local kafka topic create


The confluent local commands are intended for a single-node development environment and are not suitable for a production environment. The data that are produced are transient and are intended to be temporary. For production-ready workflows, see Confluent Platform.


Create a Kafka topic.

confluent local kafka topic create <topic> [flags]


You must export the path as an environment variable for each terminal session, or set the path to your Confluent Platform installation in your shell profile. For example:

cat ~/.bash_profile
export CONFLUENT_HOME=<path-to-confluent>


--partitions uint32           Number of topic partitions.
--replication-factor uint32   Number of replicas.
--config strings              A comma-separated list of "key=value" pairs, or path to a configuration file containing a newline-separated list of "key=value" pairs.
--if-not-exists               Exit gracefully if topic already exists.

Global Flags

-h, --help            Show help for this command.
    --unsafe-trace    Equivalent to -vvvv, but also log HTTP requests and responses which might contain plaintext secrets.
-v, --verbose count   Increase verbosity (-v for warn, -vv for info, -vvv for debug, -vvvv for trace).


Create a topic named “test” with specified configuration parameters.

confluent local kafka topic create test --config cleanup.policy=compact,compression.type=gzip

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