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object item.update(object/array items)

This method allows to update existing items.

Web items cannot be updated via the Zabbix API.


(object/array) Item properties to be updated.

The itemid property must be defined for each item, all other properties are optional. Only the passed properties will be updated, all others will remain unchanged.

Additionally to the standard item properties, the method accepts the following parameters.

Parameter Type Description
applications array IDs of the applications to replace the current applications.

Return values

(object) Returns an object containing the IDs of the updated items under the itemids property.


Enabling an item

Enable an item, that is, set its status to "0".


           "jsonrpc": "2.0",
           "method": "item.update",
           "params": {
               "itemid": "10092",
               "status": 0
           "auth": "700ca65537074ec963db7efabda78259",
           "id": 1


           "jsonrpc": "2.0",
           "result": {
               "itemids": [
           "id": 1


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