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influx v1 shell

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 influx v1 shell subcommand starts an InfluxQL shell (REPL).

Set up database and retention policy (DBRP) mapping

InfluxQL queries require a database and retention policy to query data. In InfluxDB 2.4, databases and retention policies have been combined and replaced with buckets. To use the InfluxQL to query an InfluxDB 2.4 bucket, first map your DBRP combinations to an appropriate bucket. For more information, see Query data with InfluxQL.

Usage

influx v1 shell [flags]

Flags

FlagDescriptionInput typeMaps to ?
-c--active-configConfig name to use for commandstringINFLUX_ACTIVE_CONFIG
--configs-pathPath to the influx CLI configurations (default: ~/.influxdbv2/configs)stringINFLUX_CONFIGS_PATH
--hostHTTP address of InfluxDBstringINFLUX_HOST
--http-debugInspect communication with InfluxDB servers.
-o--orgOrganization name (mutually exclusive with --org-id)stringINFLUX_ORG
--org-idOrganization ID (mutually exclusive with --org)stringINFLUX_ORG_ID
--skip-verifySkip TLS certificate verificationINFLUX_SKIP_VERIFY
-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
Start an InfluxQL shell
influx v1 shell

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Linux Package Signing Key Rotation

All signed InfluxData Linux packages have been resigned with an updated key. If using Linux, you may need to update your package configuration to continue to download and verify InfluxData software packages.

For more information, see the Linux Package Signing Key Rotation blog post.

InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB IOx

All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

If powered by IOx, this is the correct documentation.

If powered by TSM, see the TSM-based InfluxDB Cloud documentation.

InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB TSM

All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine which enables nearly unlimited series cardinality and SQL query support. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

If powered by TSM, this is the correct documentation.

If powered by IOx, see the IOx-based InfluxDB Cloud documentation.

State of the InfluxDB Cloud (IOx) documentation

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