derivative() function

The derivative() function computes the rate of change per unit of time between subsequent non-null records. The output table schema will be the same as the input table.

Function type: Aggregate
Output data type: Float

derivative(unit: 100ms, nonNegative: false, columns: ["_value"], timeSrc: "_time")



The time duration used when creating the derivative.

Data type: Duration


Indicates if the derivative is allowed to be negative. When set to true, if a value is less than the previous value, it is assumed the previous value should have been a zero.

Data type: Boolean


A list of columns on which to compute the derivative. Defaults to ["_value"]

Data type: Array of strings


The column containing time values. Defaults to "_time".

Data type: String


from(bucket: "telegraf/autogen")
  |> range(start: -5m)
  |> derivative(unit: 100ms, nonNegative: true)


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