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A MilvusClient interface. This method creates a collection with simple parameters.

R<RpcStatus> createCollection(CreateSimpleCollectionParam requestParam);


Use the CreateSimpleCollectionParam.Builder to construct a CreateSimpleCollectionParam object.

import io.milvus.param.highlevel.collection.CreateCollectionParam;
CreateSimpleCollectionParam.Builder builder = CreateSimpleCollectionParam.newBuilder();

Methods of CreateSimpleCollectionParam.Builder:

Method Description Parameters
withCollectionName(String collectionName) Sets the collection name. Collection name cannot be empty or null. collectionName: The name of the collection to create.
withDimension(int dimension) Sets the collection vector dimension. Dimension value must be greater than zero and less than 32768. dimension: The number of dimensions for the vector field of the collection.
withMetricType(MetricType metricType) Sets the metricType of vectorField. The distance metric used for the collection. metricType: The distance metric used for the collection.
withDescription(String description) Sets the collection description. The description can be empty. The default description is "". description: The description of the collection to create.
withPrimaryField(String primaryField) Sets the primaryFiled name. The primaryField cannot be empty or null. The default is "id". primaryField: The primary field name of the collection.
withVectorField(String vectorField) Sets the vectorField name. The vectorField cannot be empty or null. The default is "vector". vectorField: The vector field name of the collection.
withAutoId(boolean autoId) Sets the autoId. The default is Boolean.False. autoId: If open autoId towards to this collection.
withSyncLoad(boolean syncLoad) Sets the SyncLoad when loadCollection.The default is Boolean.True. syncLoad: If syncLoad when loadCollection.
withConsistencyLevel(ConsistencyLevelEnum consistencyLevel) Sets the consistency level. The default value is ConsistencyLevelEnum.BOUNDED consistencyLevel: The consistency level of this collection.
withPrimaryFieldType(DataType primaryFieldType) Sets the primaryFiled type. The primaryField type cannot be empty or null. The default is "DataType.Int64". primaryFieldType: The type of the primary field of this collection.
withMaxLength(Integer maxLength) Sets the primaryFiled maxLength.
If primaryFiled is specified as varchar, this parameter maxLength needs to be specified
maxLength: The max length of the primary field If primaryFiled is specified as varchar.
build() Constructs a CreateSimpleCollectionParam object. N/A

The can throw the following exceptions:

  • ParamException: error if the parameter is invalid.


This method catches all the exceptions and returns an R<RpcStatus> object.

  • If the API fails on the server side, it returns the error code and message from the server.

  • If the API fails by RPC exception, it returns R.Status.Unknown and the error message of the exception.

  • If the API succeeds, it returns R.Status.Success.


import io.milvus.param.highlevel.collection.*;

CreateSimpleCollectionParam param = CreateSimpleCollectionParam.newBuilder()

R<RpcStatus> response = client.createCollection(param);
if (response.getStatus() != R.Status.Success.getCode()) {


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