Create Kapacitor Flux tasks

Use the kapacitor CLI or the Kapacitor HTTP API to create Kapacitor Flux tasks.

Use the kapacitor flux task create command to create a new Kapacitor Flux task. Provide the following flags:

* Required

  • * -f, --file: Filepath to the Flux task to add
kapacitor flux task create --file /path/to/task.flux

By default, new Flux tasks are set to active and will begin to run on their defined schedule. To disable a Flux task, update the task status.

Use the following request method and endpoint to create a new Kapacitor Flux task.

POST /kapacitor/v1/api/v2/tasks

Provide the following with your request (* Required):


  • * Content-type: application/json

Request body

JSON object with the following schema:

  • * flux: Flux task code
  • status: Flux tasks status (active or inactive, default is active)
  • description: Flux task description
curl --request POST 'http://localhost:9092/kapacitor/v1/api/v2/tasks' \
  --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  --data-raw '{
    "flux": "option task = {name: \"CPU Total 1 Hour New\", every: 1h}\n\nhost = \"http://localhost:8086\"\ntoken = \"\"\n\nfrom(bucket: \"db/rp\", host:host, token:token)\n\t|> range(start: -1h)\n\t|> filter(fn: (r) =>\n\t\t(r._measurement == \"cpu\"))\n\t|> filter(fn: (r) =>\n\t\t(r._field == \"usage_system\"))\n\t|> filter(fn: (r) =>\n\t\t(r.cpu == \"cpu-total\"))\n\t|> aggregateWindow(every: 1h, fn: max)\n\t|> to(bucket: \"cpu_usage_user_total_1h\", host:host, token:token)",
    "status": "active",
    "description": "Downsample CPU data every hour"

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