string() function

string() converts a value to a string type.

Function type signature
(v: A) => string

For more information, see Function type signatures.



(Required) Value to convert.


Convert basic types to strings

string(v: true)
// Returns "true"

string(v: 1m)
// Returns "1m"

string(v: 2021-01-01T00:00:00Z)
// Returns "2021-01-01T00:00:00Z"

string(v: 10.12)
// Returns "10.12"

Convert all values in a column to strings

If converting the _value column to string types, use toString(). If converting columns other than _value, use map() to iterate over each row and string() to convert a column value to a string type.

    |> map(fn: (r) => ({r with exampleCol: string(v: r.exampleCol)}))

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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: