Query in Data Explorer

Build, execute, and visualize your queries in InfluxDB UI’s Data Explorer.

Data Explorer with Flux

Move seamlessly between using the Flux builder or templates and manually editing the query. Choose between visualization types for your query.

Query data with Flux and the Data Explorer

Flux is a functional data scripting language designed for querying, analyzing, and acting on time series data. See Get started with Flux to learn more about Flux.

  1. In the navigation menu on the left, click Data Explorer.

  2. Use the Flux builder in the bottom panel to create a Flux query:

    • Select a bucket to define your data source or select + Create Bucket to add a new bucket.
    • Edit your time range with the time range option in the dropdown menu.
    • Add filters to narrow your data by selecting attributes or columns in the dropdown menu.
    • Select Group from the Filter dropdown menu to group data into tables. For more about how grouping data in Flux works, see Group data.
  3. Alternatively, click Script Editor to manually edit the query. To switch back to the query builder, click Query Builder. Note that your updates from the Script Editor will not be saved.

  4. Use the Functions list to review the available Flux functions. Click a function from the list to add it to your query.

  5. Click Submit (or press Control+Enter) to run your query. You can then preview your graph in the above pane. To cancel your query while it’s running, click Cancel.

  6. To work on multiple queries at once, click the to add another tab.

    • Click the eye icon on a tab to hide or show a query’s visualization.
    • Click the name of the query in the tab to rename it.

Visualize your query

Control your dashboard cell

To open the cell editor overlay, click the gear icon in the upper right of a cell and select Configure. The cell editor overlay opens.

View raw data

Toggle the View Raw Data option to see your data in table format instead of a graph. Scroll through raw data using arrows, or click page numbers to find specific tables. Group keys and data types are easily identifiable at the top of each column underneath the headings. Use this option when data can’t be visualized using a visualization type.

View raw data

Save as CSV

Click the CSV icon to save the cells contents as a CSV file.

Manually refresh dashboard

Click the refresh button () to manually refresh the dashboard’s data.

Select time range

  1. Select from the time range options in the dropdown menu.

    Select time range
  2. Select Custom Time Range to enter a custom time range with precision up to nanoseconds. The default time range is 5m.

The custom time range uses the selected timezone (local time or UTC).

Query Builder or Script Editor

Click Query Builder to use the builder to create a Flux query. Click Script Editor to manually edit the query.

Keyboard shortcuts

In Script Editor mode, the following keyboard shortcuts are available:

Key Description
Control + / (⌘ + / on Mac) Comment/uncomment current or selected lines
Control + Enter Submit query

Save your query as a dashboard cell or task

  • Click Save as in the upper right, and then:
    • To add your query to a dashboard, click Dashboard Cell.
    • To save your query as a task, click Task.
    • To save your query as a variable, click Variable.

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