Kafka Topics


Lenses shows topics determined by namespace permissions for each logged-in user, alongside with relevant metrics and indicators.

  1. From the Header Bar Menu, go to the Dashboard panel
  2. On the side navigation, select Explore under the Data section.
  3. Make sure that your Kafka connection is selected on the connection filter


Topics list

The Topics Lists shows the topics which are relevant to your Namespace permissions .

Topic indicators

Lenses uses indicators next to the topic name to help you identify the topic type:

  • C, appears when a topic is compacted.
  • S, appears when a topic is a system topic.
  • d, appears when a topic is marked for deletion.
Topic Indicators

System datasets

Systems datasets are used by Lenses to separate between datasets created by users and datasets created by Lenses and applications accessing your cluster.

Lenses excludes systems datasets from the default list. You can choose to view the system datasets by ticking the box on the filter list.

Topics system