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influx delete

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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.

Flags

FlagDescriptionInput typeMaps to ?
-c--active-configCLI configuration to use for commandstring
-b--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
--http-debugInspect communication with InfluxDB servers.string
-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 verificationINFLUX_SKIP_VERIFY
--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--tokenAPI tokenstringINFLUX_TOKEN

Examples

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
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

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