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influx write dryrun

The influx write dryrun command prints write output to stdout instead of writing to InfluxDB. Use this command to test writing data.

Supports line protocol, annotated CSV, and extended annotated CSV. Output is always line protocol.

Usage

influx write dryrun [flags]

Flags

Flag Description Input type Maps to ?
-c --active-config CLI configuration to use for command string
-b --bucket Bucket name (mutually exclusive with --bucket-id) string INFLUX_BUCKET_NAME
--bucket-id Bucket ID (mutually exclusive with --bucket) string INFLUX_BUCKET_ID
--configs-path Path to influx CLI configurations (default ~/.influxdbv2/configs) string INFLUX_CONFIGS_PATH
--debug Output errors to stderr
--encoding Character encoding of input (default UTF-8) string
--error-file Path to a file used for recording rejected row errors string
-f --file File to import stringArray
--format Input format (lp or csv, default lp) string
--header Prepend header line to CSV input data string
-h --help Help for the dryrun command
--host HTTP address of InfluxDB (default http://localhost:9999) string INFLUX_HOST
--max-line-length Maximum number of bytes that can be read for a single line (default 16000000) integer
-o --org Organization name (mutually exclusive with --org-id) string INFLUX_ORG
--org-id Organization ID (mutually exclusive with --org) string INFLUX_ORG_ID
-p --precision Precision of the timestamps (default ns) string INFLUX_PRECISION
--rate-limit Throttle write rate (examples: 5 MB / 5 min or 1MB/s). string
--skip-verify Skip TLS certificate verification INFLUX_SKIP_VERIFY
--skipHeader Skip first n rows of input data integer
--skipRowOnError Output CSV errors to stderr, but continue processing
-t --token API token string INFLUX_TOKEN
-u --url URL to import data from stringArray

Examples

Authentication credentials

The examples below assume your InfluxDB host, organization, and token are provided by the active influx CLI configuration. If you do not have a CLI configuration set up, use the appropriate flags to provide these required credentials.

Line protocol

Dry run writing line protocol via stdin
influx write --bucket example-bucket "
m,host=host1 field1=1.2
m,host=host2 field1=2.4
m,host=host1 field2=5i
m,host=host2 field2=3i
"
Dry run writing line protocol from a file
influx write dryrun \
  --bucket example-bucket \
  --file path/to/line-protocol.txt
Dry run writing line protocol from multiple files
influx write dryrun \
  --bucket example-bucket \
  --file path/to/line-protocol-1.txt \
  --file path/to/line-protocol-2.txt
Dry run writing line protocol from a URL
influx write dryrun \
  --bucket example-bucket \
  --url https://example.com/line-protocol.txt
Dry run writing line protocol from multiple URLs
influx write dryrun \
  --bucket example-bucket \
  --url https://example.com/line-protocol-1.txt \
  --url https://example.com/line-protocol-2.txt
Dry run writing line protocol from multiple sources
influx write dryrun \
  --bucket example-bucket \
  --file path/to/line-protocol-1.txt \
  --url https://example.com/line-protocol-2.txt

CSV

Dry run writing annotated CSV data via stdin
influx write dryrun \
  --bucket example-bucket \
  --format csv \
  "#datatype measurement,tag,tag,field,field,ignored,time
m,cpu,host,time_steal,usage_user,nothing,time
cpu,cpu1,host1,0,2.7,a,1482669077000000000
cpu,cpu1,host2,0,2.2,b,1482669087000000000
"
Dry run writing annotated CSV data from a file
influx write dryrun \
  --bucket example-bucket \
  --file path/to/data.csv
Dry run writing annotated CSV data from multiple files
influx write dryrun \
  --bucket example-bucket \
  --file path/to/data-1.csv \
  --file path/to/data-2.csv
Dry run writing annotated CSV data from a URL
influx write dryrun \
  --bucket example-bucket \
  --url https://example.com/data.csv
Dry run writing annotated CSV data from multiple URLs
influx write dryrun \
  --bucket example-bucket \
  --url https://example.com/data-1.csv \
  --url https://example.com/data-2.csv
Dry run writing annotated CSV data from multiple sources
influx write dryrun \
  --bucket example-bucket \
  --file path/to/data-1.csv \
  --url https://example.com/data-2.csv
Dry run prepending CSV data with annotation headers
influx write dryrun \
  --bucket example-bucket \
  --header "#constant measurement,birds" \
  --header "#datatype dataTime:2006-01-02,long,tag" \
  --file path/to/data.csv

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