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.
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 2.5, databases and retention policies have been combined and replaced with buckets. To use the InfluxQL to query an InfluxDB 2.5 bucket, first map your DBRP combinations to an appropriate bucket. For more information, see Query data with InfluxQL.
influx v1 shell [flags]
|Flag||Description||Input type||Maps to ?|
|Config name to use for command||string|
|Path to the influx CLI configurations (default: ||string|
|HTTP address of InfluxDB||string|
|Inspect communication with InfluxDB servers.|
|Organization name (mutually exclusive with ||string|
|Organization ID (mutually exclusive with ||string|
|Skip TLS certificate verification|
The examples below assume your InfluxDB host, organization, and token are
provided by either the active
influx CLI configuration or by environment variables (
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
--org-id: InfluxDB organization name or ID
-t, --token: InfluxDB API token
Start an InfluxQL shell
influx v1 shell
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