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influx task create

The influx task create command creates a task in InfluxDB.

Usage

influx task create [task literal] [flags]

Flags

FlagDescriptionInput typeMaps to ?
-c--active-configCLI configuration to use for commandstring
--configs-pathPath to influx CLI configurations (default ~/.influxdbv2/configs)stringINFLUX_CONFIGS_PATH
-r--cron(InfluxDB Cloud only) Cron expression to define when the task runsstring
-e--every(InfluxDB Cloud only) Interval at which the task runsstring
-f--filePath to Flux script filestring
-h--helpHelp for the create command
--hide-headersHide table headers (default false)INFLUX_HIDE_HEADERS
--hostHTTP address of InfluxDB (default http://localhost:8086)stringINFLUX_HOST
--http-debugInspect communication with InfluxDB servers.string
--jsonOutput data as JSON (default false)INFLUX_OUTPUT_JSON
-n--name(InfluxDB Cloud only) Task namestring
-o--orgOrganization name (mutually exclusive with --org-id)stringINFLUX_ORG
--org-idOrganization ID (mutually exclusive with --org)stringINFLUX_ORG_ID
--skip-verifySkip TLS certificate verificationINFLUX_SKIP_VERIFY
--script-id(InfluxDB Cloud only) Invokable script ID to executestring
--script-params(InfluxDB Cloud only) Invokable script JSON parametersstring
-t--tokenAPI tokenstringINFLUX_TOKEN

Example

Authentication credentials

The examples below assume your InfluxDB host, organization, and token are provided by either the active influx CLI configuration or by environment variables (INFLUX_HOST, INFLUX_ORG, and INFLUX_TOKEN). 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
  • -o, --org or --org-id: InfluxDB organization name or ID
  • -t, --token: InfluxDB API token
Create a task using raw Flux
export FLUX_TASK='
  option task = {
    name: "Example Task",
    every: 1d
  }

  from(bucket: "example-bucket")
    |> range(start: -task.every)
    |> filter(fn: (r) => r._measurement == "m")
    |> aggregateWindow(every: 1h, fn: mean)
    |> to(bucket: "default-ds-1d", org: "my-org")
'

influx task create $FLUX_TASK
Create a task from a file
influx task create --file /path/to/example-task.flux
Create a task using an invokable script
influx task create \
  --name "my task" \
  --every "10h" \
  --script-id 0001234

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