Write protocols in InfluxDB
This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB.
InfluxDB v2.5 is the latest stable version.
InfluxDB’s Line Protocol is a text based format for writing points to InfluxDB.
The Line Protocol is a text based format for writing points to InfluxDB.
Line Protocol Syntax <measurement>[,<tag_key>=<tag_value>[,<tag_key>=<tag_value>]] <field_key>=<field_value>[,<field_key>=<field_value>] [<timestamp>] Each line, separated by the newline character \n, represents a single point in InfluxDB. Line Protocol is whitespace sensitive.
Description of Syntax Line Protocol informs InfluxDB of the data’s measurement, tag set, field set, and timestamp.
Element Optional/Required Description Type
(See data types for more information.) Measurement Required The measurement name. InfluxDB accepts one measurement per point.
InfluxDB’s Line Protocol is a text based format for writing points to the database. Points must be in Line Protocol format for InfluxDB to successfully parse and write points (unless you’re using a service plugin).
Using fictional temperature data, this page introduces Line Protocol. It covers:
Syntax Data Types Quoting Special Characters and Keywords The final section, Writing data to InfluxDB, describes how to get data into InfluxDB and how InfluxDB handles Line Protocol duplicates.
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