tickscript.deadman() function

tickscript.deadman() is a user-contributed function maintained by the package author.

tickscript.deadman() detects low data throughput and writes a point with a critical status to the InfluxDB _monitoring system bucket.

For each input table containing a number of rows less than or equal to the specified threshold, the function assigns a crit value to the _level column.

This function is comparable to Kapacitor AlertNode deadman.

Function type signature
    <-tables: stream[M],
    check: {A with tags: E, _type: D, _check_name: C, _check_id: B},
    measurement: string,
    ?id: (r: {F with _check_name: C, _check_id: B}) => G,
    ?message: (
        r: {
            H with
            dead: bool,
            _type: D,
            _time: J,
            _time: time,
            _source_timestamp: int,
            _source_measurement: I,
            _measurement: I,
            _measurement: string,
            _level: string,
            _check_name: C,
            _check_id: B,
    ) => K,
    ?threshold: L,
    ?topic: string,
) => stream[{
    H with
    dead: bool,
    _type: D,
    _time: J,
    _time: time,
    _source_timestamp: int,
    _source_measurement: I,
    _message: K,
    _measurement: I,
    _measurement: string,
    _level: string,
    _check_name: C,
    _check_id: B,
}] where E: Record, F: Record, L: Comparable + Equatable, M: Record
For more information, see Function type signatures.



(Required) InfluxDB check data. See tickscript.defineCheck().


(Required) Measurement name. Should match the queried measurement.


Count threshold. Default is 0.

The function assigns a crit status to input tables with a number of rows less than or equal to the threshold.


Function that returns the InfluxDB check ID provided by the check record. Default is (r) => "${r._check_id}".


Function that returns the InfluxDB check message using data from input rows. Default is (r) => "Deadman Check: ${r._check_name} is: " + (if r.dead then "dead" else "alive").


Check topic. Default is "".


Input data. Default is piped-forward data (<-).


Detect when a series stops reporting

import "contrib/bonitoo-io/tickscript"

option task = {name: "Example task", every: 1m}

from(bucket: "example-bucket")
    |> range(start: -task.every)
    |> filter(fn: (r) => r._measurement == "pulse" and r._field == "value")
    |> tickscript.deadman(
        check: tickscript.defineCheck(id: "000000000000", name: "task/${r.service}"),
        measurement: "pulse",
        threshold: 2,

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