InfluxDB Python Examples — InfluxDB 5.3.1 documentation (


# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""Tutorial on using the InfluxDB client."""

import argparse

from influxdb import InfluxDBClient

def main(host='localhost', port=8086):
    """Instantiate a connection to the InfluxDB."""
    user = 'root'
    password = 'root'
    dbname = 'example'
    dbuser = 'smly'
    dbuser_password = 'my_secret_password'
    query = 'select Float_value from cpu_load_short;'
    query_where = 'select Int_value from cpu_load_short where host=$host;'
    bind_params = {'host': 'server01'}
    json_body = [
            "measurement": "cpu_load_short",
            "tags": {
                "host": "server01",
                "region": "us-west"
            "time": "2009-11-10T23:00:00Z",
            "fields": {
                "Float_value": 0.64,
                "Int_value": 3,
                "String_value": "Text",
                "Bool_value": True

    client = InfluxDBClient(host, port, user, password, dbname)

    print("Create database: " + dbname)

    print("Create a retention policy")
    client.create_retention_policy('awesome_policy', '3d', 3, default=True)

    print("Switch user: " + dbuser)
    client.switch_user(dbuser, dbuser_password)

    print("Write points: {0}".format(json_body))

    print("Querying data: " + query)
    result = client.query(query)

    print("Result: {0}".format(result))

    print("Querying data: " + query_where)
    result = client.query(query_where, bind_params=bind_params)

    print("Result: {0}".format(result))

    print("Switch user: " + user)
    client.switch_user(user, password)

    print("Drop database: " + dbname)

def parse_args():
    """Parse the args."""
    parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(
        description='example code to play with InfluxDB')
    parser.add_argument('--host', type=str, required=False,
                        help='hostname of InfluxDB http API')
    parser.add_argument('--port', type=int, required=False, default=8086,
                        help='port of InfluxDB http API')
    return parser.parse_args()

if __name__ == '__main__':
    args = parse_args()
    main(, port=args.port)


# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""Tutorial how to use the class helper `SeriesHelper`."""

from influxdb import InfluxDBClient
from influxdb import SeriesHelper

# InfluxDB connections settings
host = 'localhost'
port = 8086
user = 'root'
password = 'root'
dbname = 'mydb'

myclient = InfluxDBClient(host, port, user, password, dbname)

# Uncomment the following code if the database is not yet created
# myclient.create_database(dbname)
# myclient.create_retention_policy('awesome_policy', '3d', 3, default=True)

class MySeriesHelper(SeriesHelper):
    """Instantiate SeriesHelper to write points to the backend."""

    class Meta:
        """Meta class stores time series helper configuration."""

        # The client should be an instance of InfluxDBClient.
        client = myclient

        # The series name must be a string. Add dependent fields/tags
        # in curly brackets.
        series_name = 'events.stats.{server_name}'

        # Defines all the fields in this time series.
        fields = ['some_stat', 'other_stat']

        # Defines all the tags for the series.
        tags = ['server_name']

        # Defines the number of data points to store prior to writing
        # on the wire.
        bulk_size = 5

        # autocommit must be set to True when using bulk_size
        autocommit = True

# The following will create *five* (immutable) data points.
# Since bulk_size is set to 5, upon the fifth construction call, *all* data
# points will be written on the wire via MySeriesHelper.Meta.client.
MySeriesHelper(server_name='us.east-1', some_stat=159, other_stat=10)
MySeriesHelper(server_name='us.east-1', some_stat=158, other_stat=20)
MySeriesHelper(server_name='us.east-1', some_stat=157, other_stat=30)
MySeriesHelper(server_name='us.east-1', some_stat=156, other_stat=30)
MySeriesHelper(server_name='us.east-1', some_stat=156)
MySeriesHelper(server_name='us.east-1', some_stat=155, other_stat=50)

# To manually submit data points which are not yet written, call commit:

# To inspect the JSON which will be written, call _json_body_():