Influx Query Language (InfluxQL)

This section introduces InfluxQL, the InfluxDB SQL-like query language for working with data in InfluxDB databases.

InfluxQL tutorial

The first seven documents in this section provide a tutorial-style introduction to InfluxQL. Feel free to download the dataset provided in Sample Data and follow along with the documentation.

Data exploration

Data exploration covers the query language basics for InfluxQL, including the SELECT statement, GROUP BY clauses, INTO clauses, and more. See Data Exploration to learn about time syntax and regular expressions in queries.

Schema exploration

Schema exploration covers queries that are useful for viewing and exploring your schema. See Schema Exploration for syntax explanations and examples of InfluxQL’s SHOW queries.

Database management

Database management covers InfluxQL for managing databases and retention policies in InfluxDB. See Database Management for creating and dropping databases and retention policies as well as deleting and dropping data.

InfluxQL functions

Covers all InfluxQL functions.

InfluxQL Continuous Queries

InfluxQL Continuous Queries covers the basic syntax , advanced syntax , and common use cases for Continuous Queries. This page also describes how to SHOW and DROP Continuous Queries.

InfluxQL mathematical operators

InfluxQL mathematical operators covers the use of mathematical operators in InfluxQL.

Authentication and authorization

Authentication and authorization covers how to set up authentication and how to authenticate requests in InfluxDB. This page also describes the different user types and the InfluxQL for managing database users.

InfluxQL reference

The reference documentation for InfluxQL.

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The future of Flux

Flux is going into maintenance mode. You can continue using it as you currently are without any changes to your code.

Flux is going into maintenance mode and will not be supported in InfluxDB 3.0. This was a decision based on the broad demand for SQL and the continued growth and adoption of InfluxQL. We are continuing to support Flux for users in 1.x and 2.x so you can continue using it with no changes to your code. If you are interested in transitioning to InfluxDB 3.0 and want to future-proof your code, we suggest using InfluxQL.

For information about the future of Flux, see the following: