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Sink Test Resource

The Sink Test Resource creates a test event. This test gives you a simple way to publish to yourself and programatically ensure that your Sink is ready to receive events.

To create an active Kinesis Sink, you'll need to complete the following steps. Webhook Sinks are active by default but you can choose to validate them if you would like to. The steps in bold are handled using the Sink Test Resource:

  1. Create a new Sink Resource. The status of Kinesis Sinks will be initialized by default. The status of Webhook Sinks will be active by default.
  2. Create a Sink Test resource using your new Sink. This will publish a test event to your Sink, confirming that you've set up your Sink properly.
  3. Check your Sink to see if the Test event was successfully published.
  4. If the test was successful, retrieve the test_id and create a Sink Validate Resource. This will let Twilio know that you successfully configured the Sink, and will toggle the Sink state to active

SinkTest properties

Resource Properties in REST API format
string Not PII

Feedback indicating whether the test event was generated.

Create a SinkTest resource


Initiates a test event on a Sink. Once a Test Event has been initiated, the Sink status property will be set to Validating.

If a Test event is initiated twice then the most recent test event will take precedence and the first Test event will no longer be valid.

Parameters in REST API format
post sid<DG> Not PII

A 34 character string that uniquely identifies the Sink to be Tested.

Example 1
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