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Write data with the influx CLI

To write data from the command line, use the influx write command. Include the following in your command:

RequirementInclude by
OrganizationUse the -o,--org, or --org-id flags.
BucketUse the -b, --bucket, or --bucket-id flags.
PrecisionUse the -p, --precision flag.
API tokenSet the INFLUX_TOKEN environment variable or use the t, --token flag.
DataWrite data using line protocol or annotated CSV. Pass a file with the -f, --file flag.

See Line protocol and Annotated CSV

Example influx write commands

Write a single line of line protocol
influx write \
  -b bucketName \
  -o orgName \
  -p s \
  'myMeasurement,host=myHost testField="testData" 1556896326'
Write line protocol from a file
influx write \
  -b bucketName \
  -o orgName \
  -p s \
  --format=lp
  -f /path/to/line-protocol.txt
Write annotated CSV from a file
influx write \
  -b bucketName \
  -o orgName \
  -p s \
  --format=csv
  -f /path/to/data.csv

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The future of Flux

Flux is going into maintenance mode. You can continue using it as you currently are without any changes to your code.

Flux is going into maintenance mode and will not be supported in InfluxDB 3.0. This was a decision based on the broad demand for SQL and the continued growth and adoption of InfluxQL. We are continuing to support Flux for users in 1.x and 2.x so you can continue using it with no changes to your code. If you are interested in transitioning to InfluxDB 3.0 and want to future-proof your code, we suggest using InfluxQL.

For information about the future of Flux, see the following: