LIMIT and SLIMIT clauses

Use LIMIT to limit the number of rows returned per InfluxQL group. Use SLIMIT to limit the number of series returned in query results.

LIMIT clause

The LIMIT clause limits the number of rows to return from each InfluxQL group. If the query doesn’t include a GROUP BY clause, the entire result set is considered a single group. If a query groups data by time, limits are applied after aggregate and selector operations are applied to each time window.


SELECT_clause FROM_clause [WHERE_clause] [GROUP_BY_clause] [ORDER_BY_clause] LIMIT N


  • N: Maximum number of points to return from each InfluxQL group. If N is greater than the number of points in a group, all points from the group are returned.


The following examples use the Get started home sensor sample data.

Limit the number of rows returned

Limit the number of rows returned from each InfluxQL group

SLIMIT clause

InfluxQL is being rearchitected to work with the InfluxDB 3.0 storage engine. This process is ongoing and some InfluxQL features, such as SLIMIT are still being implemented. For more information, see InfluxQL feature support.

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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: