InfluxDB client libraries

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2 is the latest stable version. See the equivalent InfluxDB v2 documentation: Use InfluxDB client libraries.

InfluxDB client libraries are language-specific packages that integrate with the InfluxDB 2.0 API and support both InfluxDB 1.8+ and InfluxDB 2.0.

We recommend using the new client libraries on this page to leverage the new read (via Flux) and write APIs and prepare for conversion to InfluxDB v2 and InfluxDB Cloud. For more information, see InfluxDB 2.0 API compatibility endpoints. Client libraries for InfluxDB 1.7 and earlier may continue to work, but are not maintained by InfluxData.

Client libraries

Functionality varies between client libraries. Refer to client libraries on GitHub for specifics regarding each client library.










Install and use a client library

To install and use the Python client library, follow the instructions below. To install and use other client libraries, refer to the client library documentation for detail.

Install and use the Python client library

  1. Install the Python client library.

    pip install influxdb-client
  2. Ensure that InfluxDB is running. If running InfluxDB locally, visit http://localhost:8086. (If using InfluxDB Cloud, visit the URL of your InfluxDB Cloud UI.)

  3. In your program, import the client library and use it to write data to InfluxDB. For example:

    import influxdb_client
    from influxdb_client.client.write_api import SYNCHRONOUS
  4. Define your database and token variables, and create a client and writer object. The InfluxDBClient object takes 2 parameters: url and token

    database = "<my-db>"
    token = "<my-token>"
    client = influxdb_client.InfluxDBClient(

    The database (and retention policy, if applicable) are converted to a bucket data store compatible with InfluxDB v2.

  5. Instantiate a writer object using the client object and the write_api method. Use the write_api method to configure the writer object.

    client = influxdb_client.InfluxDBClient(url=url, token=token)
    write_api = client.write_api(write_options=SYNCHRONOUS)
  6. Create a point object and write it to InfluxDB using the write method of the API writer object. The write method requires three parameters: database, (optional) retention policy, and record.

    p = influxdb_client.Point("my_measurement").tag("location", "Prague").field("temperature", 25.3)
    write_api.write(database:rp, record=p)

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