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object task.create(object task)

This method allows to create a new task (such as checking items or low-level discovery rules without config reload).


(object) A task to create.

The method accepts the following parameters.

Parameter Type Description
integer Task type.

Possible values:
6 - Check now.
string/array IDs of items and low-level discovery rules.

Note that tasks can be created for the following types of items/discovery rules:

  • Zabbix agent
  • SNMPv1/v2/v3 agent
  • Simple check
  • Internal check
  • Aggregate check
  • External check
  • Database monitor
  • HTTP agent
  • IPMI agent
  • SSH agent
  • TELNET agent
  • Calculated check
  • JMX agent

Return values

(object) Returns an object containing the IDs of the created tasks under the taskids property. One task is created for each item and low-level discovery rule. The order of the returned IDs matches the order of the passed itemids.


Creating a task

Create a task check now for two items. One is an item, the other is a low-level discovery rule.


           "jsonrpc": "2.0",
           "method": "task.create",
           "params": {
               "type": "6",
               "itemids": ["10092", "10093"]
           "auth": "700ca65537074ec963db7efabda78259",
           "id": 1


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


CTask::create() in frontends/php/include/classes/api/services/CTask.php.