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item.exists

Description

boolean item.exists(object filter)

This method checks if at least one item that matches the given filter criteria exists.

This method is deprecated and will be removed in the future. Please use item.get instead.

Parameters

(object) Criteria to search by.

The following parameters are supported as search criteria.

Parameter Type Description
key_
(required)
string/array Keys of the items.
host string/array Names of the hosts that the items must belong to.
hostid string/array IDs of the hosts that the items must belong to.

Return values

(boolean) Returns true if at least one item that matches the given filter criteria exists.

Examples

Check item by key

Check if an item with key “vm.memory.size[available]” exists on the host “Linux Server.”

Request:

{
    "jsonrpc": "2.0",
    "method": "item.exists",
    "params": {
        "host": "Linux Server",
        "key_": "vm.memory.size[available]"
    },
    "auth": "3a57200802b24cda67c4e4010b50c065",
    "id": 1
}

Response:

{
    "jsonrpc": "2.0",
    "result": true,
    "id": 1
}

See also

Source

CItem::exists() in frontends/php/include/classes/api/services/CItem.php.