influx delete command deletes points
from an InfluxDB bucket in a specified time range.
Select points to delete within the specified time range using delete predicate syntax.
Deleting data without a delete predicate
influx delete without the
--predicate flag deletes all data with timestamps between the specified
--stop times in the specified bucket.
|Flag||Description||Input type||Maps to ?|
|CLI configuration to use for command||string|
|Name of bucket to remove data from (mutually exclusive with ||string|
|Bucket ID (mutually exclusive with ||string|
|Path to ||string|
|Help for the |
|HTTP address of InfluxDB (default ||string|
|Inspect communication with InfluxDB servers.||string|
|Organization name (mutually exclusive with ||string|
|Organization ID (mutually exclusive with ||string|
|InfluxQL-like predicate string (see Delete predicate)||string|
|Skip TLS certificate verification|
|(Required) Start time in RFC3339 format (i.e. ||string|
|(Required) Stop time in RFC3339 format (i.e. ||string|
The examples below assume your InfluxDB host, organization, and token are
provided by either the active
influx CLI configuration or by environment variables (
If you do not have a CLI configuration set up or the environment variables set, include these required credentials for each command with the following flags:
--host: InfluxDB host
--org-id: InfluxDB organization name or ID
-t, --token: InfluxDB API token
- Delete all points in a measurement
- Delete points in a measurement with a specific tag value
- Delete all points within a specified time frame
Delete all points in a measurement
influx delete \ --bucket example-bucket \ --start 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z \ --stop $(date +"%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%SZ") \ --predicate '_measurement="example-measurement"'
Delete points in a measurement with a specific tag value
influx delete \ --bucket example-bucket \ --start 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z \ --stop $(date +"%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%SZ") \ --predicate '_measurement="example-measurement" AND host="old-host"'
Delete all points within a specified time frame
influx delete \ --bucket example-bucket \ --start 2020-03-01T00:00:00Z \ --stop 2020-11-14T00:00:00Z
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