influxctl table create

The influxctl table create command creates a new table in the specified database in an InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster.

Custom partitioning

You can override the default partition template (the partition template of the target database) with the --template-tag, --template-tag-bucket, and --template-timeformat flags when you create the table. Provide a time format using Rust strftime, partition by specific tag, or partition tag values into a specified number of “buckets.” Each of these can be used as part of the partition template. Be sure to follow partitioning best practices.

Always provide a time format when using custom partitioning

If defining a custom partition template for your table with any of the --template-* flags, always include the --template-timeformat flag with a time format to use in your partition template. Otherwise, InfluxDB omits time from the partition template and won’t compact partitions.


influxctl table create [flags] <DATABASE_NAME> <TABLE_NAME>


Argument Description
DATABASE_NAME Name of the target database
TABLE_NAME Table name


Flag Description
--template-tag Tag to add to partition template (can include multiple of this flag)
--template-tag-bucket Tag and number of buckets to partition tag values into separated by a comma–for example: tag1,100 (can include multiple of this flag)
--template-timeformat Timestamp format for partition template
-h --help Output command help


In the following examples, replace:

  • DATABASE_NAME: The name of the database to create the table in.
  • TABLE_NAME : The name of table to create.

Create a table

influxctl table create 

Create a table with a custom partition template

The following example creates a new table and applies a partition template that partitions by two tags (room and sensor-type) and by week using the time format %Y wk:%W:

influxctl table create \
  --template-tag room \
  --template-tag sensor-type \
  --template-tag-bucket customerID,1000 \
  --template-timeformat '%Y wk:%W' \

For more information about custom partitioning, see Manage data partitioning.

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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: