tKafkaCreateTopic - 6.1

Talend Components Reference Guide

Talend Big Data
Talend Big Data Platform
Talend Data Fabric
Talend Data Integration
Talend Data Management Platform
Talend Data Services Platform
Talend ESB
Talend MDM Platform
Talend Open Studio for Big Data
Talend Open Studio for Data Integration
Talend Open Studio for Data Quality
Talend Open Studio for ESB
Talend Open Studio for MDM
Talend Real-Time Big Data Platform
Talend Studio
Data Governance
Data Quality and Preparation
Design and Development


This component allows you to visually issue the command to create a topic with various topic-level properties.


The tKafkaCreateTopic component creates a Kafka topic that the other Kafka components can use.

tKafkaCreateTopic properties

Component family



Basic settings


Select the version of the Kafka cluster to be used.


Use an existing connection

Select this check box and in the Component List click the relevant connection component to reuse the connection details you already defined.


Zookeeper quorum list

Enter the address of the Zookeeper service of the Kafka cluster to be used.

The form of this address should be hostname:port. This information is the name and the port of the hosting node in this Kafka cluster.

If you need to specify several addresses, separate them using a comma (,).


Action on topic

Select how a topic is created.

  • Create topic: it creates a topic. If this topic exists already, the entire Job is stopped.

  • Create topic if not exists: it creates a topic when this topic does not exist. If this topic exists, the Job skip the creation to move to the next step.

 Topic name

Enter the name of the topic to be created.


Replication factor

Enter the number of the replicas to be created for the logs (the message sets) of the topic partitions.


Number of partitions

Enter the number of partitions to be created for the topic.


Set topic retention time (ms)

Select this check box to define the maximum time in milliseconds during which the contents of the topic are retained.

At the end of the time, the contents are removed or compacted depending on the policy you define in the Topic properties table in the Advanced settings view.

Advanced settings

Topic properties

Add the Kafka topic properties you need to customize to this table.

For further information about the topic-level properties you can define in this table, see the section describing the topic-level configuration in Kafka's documentation in


tStatCatcher Statistics

Select this check box to gather the processing metadata at the Job level as well as at each component level.


This component is used standalone to create a topic that the other Kafka components can use in the other Jobs or Subjobs.


Due to license incompatibility, one or more JARs required to use this component are not provided. You can install the missing JARs for this particular component by clicking the Install button on the Component tab view. You can also find out and add all missing JARs easily on the Modules tab in the Integration perspective of your studio. For details, see or the section describing how to configure the Studio in the Talend Installation Guide.

Related scenarios

No scenario is available for this component yet.