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Use the influx query command

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.4 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v2.4 documentation.

Use the influx query command to query data in InfluxDB using Flux. Pass Flux queries to the command as either a file or via stdin.

Run a query from a file
influx query --file /path/to/query.flux
Pass raw Flux via stdin pipe
influx query - # Return to open the pipe

data = from(bucket: "example-bucket") |> range(start: -10m) # ...
# ctrl-d to close the pipe and submit the query

Remove unnecessary columns in large datasets

When using the influx query command to query and download large datasets, drop columns such as _start and _stop to optimize the download file size.

// ...
    |> drop(columns: ["_start", "_stop"])

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