Related to "syntax"
InfluxDB uses a handful of languages and syntaxes to perform tasks such as writing, querying, processing, and deleting data.
Flux is a functional data scripting language designed for querying, analyzing, and acting on data.
InfluxDB uses line protocol to write data points. It is a text-based format that provides the measurement, tag set, field set, and timestamp of a data point.
InfluxDB and Flux return query results in annotated CSV format. You can also read annotated CSV directly from Flux with the
csv.from() function, write data to InfluxDB using annotated CSV and the
influx write command, or upload a CSV file in the UI.
InfluxDB uses an InfluxQL-like predicate syntax to determine what data points to delete.
Extended annotated CSV provides additional annotations and options that specify how CSV data should be converted to line protocol and written to InfluxDB.