influx delete

The 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.

Running influx delete without the -p or --predicate flag deletes all data with timestamps between the specified --start and --stop times in the specified bucket.


FlagDescriptionInput typeMaps to ?
-c--active-configCLI configuration to use for commandstring
--bucketName of bucket to remove data from (mutually exclusive with --bucket-id)stringINFLUX_BUCKET_NAME
--bucket-idBucket ID (mutually exclusive with --bucket)stringINFLUX_BUCKET_ID
--configs-pathPath to influx CLI configurations (default ~/.influxdbv2/configs)stringINFLUX_CONFIGS_PATH
-h--helpHelp for the delete command
--hostHTTP address of InfluxDB (default http://localhost:8086)stringINFLUX_HOST
-o--orgOrganization name (mutually exclusive with --org-id)stringINFLUX_ORG
--org-idOrganization ID (mutually exclusive with --org)stringINFLUX_ORG_ID
-p--predicateInfluxQL-like predicate string (see Delete predicate)string
--skip-verifySkip TLS certificate verification
--start(Required) Start time in RFC3339 format (i.e. 2009-01-02T23:00:00Z)string
--stop(Required) Stop time in RFC3339 format (i.e. 2009-01-02T23:00:00Z)string
-t--tokenAuthentication tokenstringINFLUX_TOKEN


Authentication credentials

The examples below assume your InfluxDB host, organization, and token are provided by the active influx CLI configuration. If you do not have a CLI configuration set up, use the appropriate flags to provide these required credentials.

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

Cloud or OSS?

InfluxDB OSS 2.0 now generally available!

InfluxDB OSS 2.0 is now generally available and ready for production use. See the InfluxDB OSS 2.0 release notes.

For information about upgrading to InfluxDB OSS 2.0, see: