Use the Flux VS Code extension
This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.6 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v2.6 documentation.
The Flux Visual Studio Code (VS Code) extension provides Flux syntax highlighting, autocompletion, and a direct InfluxDB server integration that lets you run Flux scripts natively and show results in VS Code.
On this page
- Install the Flux VS Code extension
- Connect to InfluxDB
- Query InfluxDB from VS Code
- Explore your schema
- Debug Flux queries
- Upgrade the Flux extension
- Flux extension commands
Install the Flux VS Code extension
The Flux VS Code extension is available in the Visual Studio Marketplace. For information about installing extensions from the Visual Studio marketplace, see the Extension Marketplace documentation.
Once installed, open the Explorer area of your VS Code user interface. A new InfluxDB pane is available below your file explorer.
Connect to InfluxDB
To create an InfluxDB connection in VS Code:
Hover over the InfluxDB pane and then click the icon that appears.
Provide the required connection credentials:
- Type: type of InfluxDB data source. Select InfluxDB v2.
- Name: unique identifier for your InfluxDB connection.
- Hostname and Port: InfluxDB host and port (see InfluxDB OSS URLs or InfluxDB Cloud regions).
- Token: InfluxDB API token.
- Organization: InfluxDB organization name.
Click Test to test the connection.
Once tested successfully, click Save.
Manage InfluxDB connections
In the InfluxDB pane:
- To edit a connection, right click on the connection to edit and select Edit Connection.
- To remove a connection, right click on the connection to remove and select Remove Connection.
- To switch to a connection, right click on the connection to switch to and select Switch To This Connection.
Query InfluxDB from VS Code
- Write your Flux query in a new VS Code file.
- Save your Flux script with the
.fluxextension or set the VS Code Language Mode to Flux.
F5to execute the query.
- VS Code displays a list of InfluxDB connection configurations. Select which InfluxDB connection to use to execute the query.
- Query results appear in a new tab. If query results do not appear, see Debug Flux queries.
Explore your schema
After you’ve configured an InfluxDB connection, VS Code provides an overview of buckets, measurements, and tags in your InfluxDB organization. Use the InfluxDB pane in VS code to explore your schema.
Debug Flux queries
To view errors returned from Flux script executions, click the Errors and Warnings icons in the bottom left of your VS Code window, and then select the Output tab in the debugging pane.
Upgrade the Flux extension
VS Code auto-updates extensions by default, but you are able to disable auto-update.
If you disable auto-update, manually update your VS Code Flux extension.
After updating the extension, reload your VS Code window (
Reload Window) to initialize the updated extensions.
Flux extension commands
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