Go Flight client

Limited availability

InfluxDB Clustered is currently only available to a limited group of InfluxData customers. If interested in being part of the limited access group, please contact the InfluxData Sales team.

Apache Arrow for Go integrates with Go scripts and applications to query data stored in InfluxDB.

Use InfluxDB v3 client libraries

We recommend using the influxdb3-go Go client library for integrating InfluxDB v3 with your Go application code.

InfluxDB v3 client libraries wrap Apache Arrow Flight clients and provide convenient methods for writing, querying, and processing data stored in InfluxDB Clustered. Client libraries can query using SQL or InfluxQL.

Flight SQL client

Example query using Flight SQL

The following example shows how to use the Arrow Flight SQL client for Go to query an InfluxDB Clustered database:

  1. In your editor, open a new file named query.go and enter the following sample code:

    package main
    import (
    func dbQuery(ctx context.Context) error {
      url := ""
      // INFLUX_TOKEN is an environment variable you created for your database READ token
      token := os.Getenv("INFLUX_TOKEN")
      database := "get-started"
      // Create a gRPC transport
      pool, err := x509.SystemCertPool()
      if err != nil {
        return fmt.Errorf("x509: %s", err)
      transport := grpc.WithTransportCredentials(credentials.NewClientTLSFromCert(pool, ""))
      opts := []grpc.DialOption{
      // Create query client
      client, err := flightsql.NewClient(url, nil, nil, opts...)
      if err != nil {
        return fmt.Errorf("flightsql: %s", err)
      ctx = metadata.AppendToOutgoingContext(ctx, "authorization", "Bearer "+token)
      ctx = metadata.AppendToOutgoingContext(ctx, "database", database)
      // Execute query
      query := `SELECT
        time >= '2022-01-01T08:00:00Z'
        AND time <= '2022-01-01T20:00:00Z'`
      info, err := client.Execute(ctx, query)
      if err != nil {
        return fmt.Errorf("flightsql flight info: %s", err)
      reader, err := client.DoGet(ctx, info.Endpoint[0].Ticket)
      if err != nil {
        return fmt.Errorf("flightsql do get: %s", err)
      // Print results as JSON
      for reader.Next() {
        record := reader.Record()
        b, err := json.MarshalIndent(record, "", "  ")
        if err != nil {
          return err
        fmt.Println("RECORD BATCH")
        if err := reader.Err(); err != nil {
          return fmt.Errorf("flightsql reader: %s", err)
      return nil
    func main() {
      if err := dbQuery(context.Background()); err != nil {
        fmt.Fprintf(os.Stderr, "error: %v\n", err)

    The sample does the following:

    1. Imports the following packages:

      • context
      • crypto/x509
      • encoding/json
      • fmt
      • os
    2. Creates a dbQuery function that does the following:

      1. Defines variables for InfluxDB credentials.

        • url: InfluxDB cluster hostname and port (:443) (no protocol)
        • database: the name of the InfluxDB Clustered database to query
        • token: a database token with read permission on the specified database. For security reasons, we recommend setting this as an environment variable rather than including the raw token string.
      2. Defines an opts options list that includes a gRPC transport for communicating with InfluxDB over the gRPC+TLS protocol.

      3. Calls the flightsql.NewClient() method with url and opts to create a new Flight SQL client.

      4. Appends the following InfluxDB credentials as key-value pairs to the outgoing context:

        • authorization: Bearer <INFLUX_TOKEN>
        • database: Database name
      5. Defines the SQL query to execute.

      6. Calls the client.execute() method to send the query request.

      7. Calls the client.doGet() method with the ticket from the query response to retrieve result data from the endpoint.

      8. Creates a reader to read the Arrow table returned by the endpoint and print the results as JSON.

    3. Creates a main module function that executes the dbQuery function.

  2. Enter the following commands to install all the necessary packages and run the program to query InfluxDB Clustered:

    go get ./...
    go run ./query.go

View program output

For more information, see the Go Arrow Flight Client documentation.

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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: