sort() function

sort() orders rows in each input table based on values in specified columns.

Output data

One output table is produced for each input table. Output tables have the same schema as their corresponding input tables.

Sorting with null values

When desc: false, null values are last in the sort order. When desc: true, null values are first in the sort order.

Function type signature
(<-tables: stream[A], ?columns: [string], ?desc: bool) => stream[A] where A: Record

For more information, see Function type signatures.



List of columns to sort by. Default is ["_value"].

Sort precedence is determined by list order (left to right).


Sort results in descending order. Default is false.


Input data. Default is piped-forward data (<-).


Sort values in ascending order

import "sampledata"
    |> sort()

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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.

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