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InfluxDB tools

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.6 is the latest stable version.

This section covers the available tools for interacting with InfluxDB.

CLI/Shell

InfluxDB’s Command Line Interface (influx) is an interactive shell for the HTTP API that comes with every InfluxDB package. Use influx to write data (manually or from a file), query data interactively, and view query output in different formats:

CLI GIF

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API Reference

Reference documentation for InfluxDB’s HTTP API.

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For friendlier documentation, see the guides on writing data and querying data with the HTTP API.

API Client Libraries

The list of client libraries for interacting with InfluxDB.

Web Admin Interface

In version 1.3, the web admin interface is no longer available in InfluxDB. The interface does not run on port 8083 and InfluxDB ignores the [admin] section in the configuration file if that section is present. Chronograf replaces the web admin interface with improved tooling for querying data, writing data, and database management. See Chronograf’s transition guide for more information.

Influx Inspect

Influx Inspect is a tool designed to view detailed information about on disk shards, as well as export data from a shard to line protocol that can be inserted back into the database.

Grafana Graphs and Dashboards

Grafana is a convenient dashboard tool for visualizing time series data. It was originally built for Graphite, modeled after Kibana, and since been updated to support InfluxDB.

Because of the changes to the SHOW SERIES and SHOW TAG VALUES formats in InfluxDB 0.11, InfluxDB 1.3 will not work with the Query Editor in Grafana 2.6. This issue does not affect existing queries and dashboards or users working with Grafana 3.0.

Service Plugins

InfluxDB accepts writes over UDP and provides an easy way to set up Graphite, CollectD, and OpenTSDB as input sources.


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Linux Package Signing Key Rotation

All signed InfluxData Linux packages have been resigned with an updated key. If using Linux, you may need to update your package configuration to continue to download and verify InfluxData software packages.

For more information, see the Linux Package Signing Key Rotation blog post.

InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB IOx

All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

If powered by IOx, this is the correct documentation.

If powered by TSM, see the TSM-based InfluxDB Cloud documentation.

InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB TSM

All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine which enables nearly unlimited series cardinality and SQL query support. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

If powered by TSM, this is the correct documentation.

If powered by IOx, see the IOx-based InfluxDB Cloud documentation.

State of the InfluxDB Cloud (IOx) documentation

The new documentation for InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB IOx is a work in progress. We are adding new information and content almost daily. Thank you for your patience!

If there is specific information you’re looking for, please submit a documentation issue.