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sample.alignToNow() function

sample.alignToNow() shifts time values in input data to align the chronological last point to now.

When writing static historical sample datasets to InfluxDB Cloud, use alignToNow() to avoid losing sample data with timestamps outside of the retention period associated with your InfluxDB Cloud account.

Input data must have a _time column.

Function type signature
(<-tables: stream[A]) => stream[A] where A: Record

For more information, see Function type signatures.

Parameters

tables

Input data. Defaults to piped-forward data (<-).

Examples

Align sample data to now

import "influxdata/influxdb/sample"

sample.data(set: "birdMigration")
    |> sample.alignToNow()

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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: