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influx task create

The influx task create command creates a task in InfluxDB.

Usage

influx task create [task literal] [flags]

Flags

Flag Description Input type Maps to ?
-c --active-config CLI configuration to use for command string
--configs-path Path to influx CLI configurations (default ~/.influxdbv2/configs) string INFLUX_CONFIGS_PATH
-r --cron (InfluxDB Cloud only) Cron expression to define when the task runs string
-e --every (InfluxDB Cloud only) Interval at which the task runs string
-f --file Path to Flux script file string
-h --help Help for the create command
--hide-headers Hide table headers (default false) INFLUX_HIDE_HEADERS
--host HTTP address of InfluxDB (default http://localhost:8086) string INFLUX_HOST
--http-debug Inspect communication with InfluxDB servers. string
--json Output data as JSON (default false) INFLUX_OUTPUT_JSON
-n --name (InfluxDB Cloud only) Task name string
-o --org Organization name (mutually exclusive with --org-id) string INFLUX_ORG
--org-id Organization ID (mutually exclusive with --org) string INFLUX_ORG_ID
--skip-verify Skip TLS certificate verification INFLUX_SKIP_VERIFY
--script-id (InfluxDB Cloud only) Invokable script ID to execute string
--script-params (InfluxDB Cloud only) Invokable script JSON parameters string
-t --token API token string INFLUX_TOKEN

Example

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
Create a task using raw Flux
export FLUX_TASK='
  option task = {
    name: "Example Task",
    every: 1d
  }

  from(bucket: "example-bucket")
    |> range(start: -task.every)
    |> filter(fn: (r) => r._measurement == "m")
    |> aggregateWindow(every: 1h, fn: mean)
    |> to(bucket: "default-ds-1d", org: "my-org")
'

influx task create $FLUX_TASK
Create a task from a file
influx task create --file /path/to/example-task.flux
Create a task using an invokable script
influx task create \
  --name "my task" \
  --every "10h" \
  --script-id 0001234

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