timeShift() function

timeShift() adds a fixed duration to time columns.

The output table schema is the same as the input table schema. null time values remain null.

Function type signature
(<-tables: stream[A], duration: duration, ?columns: [string]) => stream[A]

For more information, see Function type signatures.



(Required) Amount of time to add to each time value. May be a negative duration.


List of time columns to operate on. Default is ["_start", "_stop", "_time"].


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


Shift timestamps forward in time

import "sampledata"
    |> timeShift(duration: 12h)

View example input and output

Shift timestamps backward in time

import "sampledata"
    |> timeShift(duration: -12h)

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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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