Telegraf input data formats

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Telegraf contains many general purpose plugins that support parsing input data using a configurable parser into metrics. This allows, for example, the kafka_consumer input plugin to process messages in either InfluxDB Line Protocol or in JSON format. Telegraf supports the following input data formats:

Any input plugin containing the data_format option can use it to select the desired parser:

[[inputs.exec]]
  ## Commands array
  commands = ["/tmp/test.sh", "/usr/bin/mycollector --foo=bar"]

  ## measurement name suffix (for separating different commands)
  name_suffix = "_mycollector"

  ## Data format to consume.
  ## Each data format has its own unique set of configuration options, read
  ## more about them here:
  ## https://github.com/influxdata/telegraf/blob/master/docs/DATA_FORMATS_INPUT.md
  data_format = "json"