Telegraf output data formats

Warning! This page documents an earlier version of Telegraf, which is no longer actively developed. Telegraf v1.9 is the most recent stable version of Telegraf.

In addition to output-specific data formats, Telegraf supports the following set of common data formats that may be selected when configuring many of the Telegraf output plugins.

You will be able to identify the plugins with support by the presence of a data_format configuration option, for example, in the File (file) output plugin:

[[outputs.file]]
  ## Files to write to, "stdout" is a specially handled file.
  files = ["stdout"]

  ## Data format to output.
  ## 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_OUTPUT.md
  data_format = "influx"