Run a task

InfluxDB data processing tasks generally run in defined intervals or at a specific time, however, you can manually run a task from the InfluxDB user interface (UI), the influx command line interface (CLI), or the InfluxDB /api/v2 API.

Run a task from the InfluxDB UI

  1. In the navigation menu on the left, select Tasks.

  2. Hover over the task you want to run and click the icon.

  3. Select Run Task.

Run a task with the influx CLI

Use the influx task run retry command to run a task.

To run a task from the influx CLI, the task must have already run at least once.

Authentication credentials

The examples below assume your InfluxDB host, organization, and token are provided by either the active influx CLI configuration or by environment variables (INFLUX_HOST, INFLUX_ORG, and INFLUX_TOKEN). If you do not have a CLI configuration set up or the environment variables set, include these required credentials for each command with the following flags:

  • --host: InfluxDB host
  • -o, --org or --org-id: InfluxDB organization name or ID
  • -t, --token: InfluxDB API token
# List all tasks to find the ID of the task to run
influx task list

# Use the task ID to list previous runs of the task
influx task run list --task-id=0000000000000000

# Use the task ID and run ID to retry a run
influx task run retry --task-id=0000000000000000 --run-id=0000000000000000

Retry failed task runs

Use the influx task retry-failed command to retry failed task runs.

# Retry failed tasks for a specific task
influx task retry-failed \
  --id 0000000000000000

# Print information about runs that will be retried
influx task retry-failed \

# Retry failed task runs that occurred in a specific time range
influx task retry-failed \
  --after 2021-01-01T00:00:00Z \
  --before 2021-01-01T23:59:59Z

Run a task with the InfluxDB API

Use the /tasks/TASK_ID/runs InfluxDB API endpoint to manually start a task run.

POST http://localhost:8086/api/v2/tasks/TASK_ID/runs

Retry failed task runs

Use the /tasks/TASK_ID/runs/RUN_ID/retry InfluxDB API endpoint to retry a task run.

POST http://localhost:8086/api/v2/tasks/TASK_ID/runs/RUN_ID/retry

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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: