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This repository contains the reference Ruby client for the InfluxDB 2.x.

Note: Use this client library with InfluxDB 2.x and InfluxDB 1.8+ (see details). For connecting to InfluxDB 1.7 or earlier instances, use the influxdb-ruby client library.

  • Features
  • Installation
    • Install the Gem
  • Usage
    • Creating a client
    • Writing data
    • Querying data
    • Delete data
    • Management API
  • Advanced Usage
    • Default Tags
    • Proxy configuration
  • Contributing
  • License


This section contains links to the client library documentation.


InfluxDB 2.x client consists of two packages

  • influxdb-client
    • Querying data using the Flux language
    • Writing data
      • batched in chunks on background
      • automatic retries on write failures
  • influxdb-client-apis
    • provides all other InfluxDB 2.x APIs for managing
      • buckets
      • labels
      • authorizations
      • ...
    • built on top of influxdb-client


The InfluxDB 2 client is bundled as a gem and is hosted on Rubygems.

Install the Gem

The client can be installed manually or with bundler.

To install the client gem manually:

gem install influxdb-client -v 2.5.0

For management API:

gem install influxdb-client-apis -v 2.5.0


Creating a client

Use InfluxDB::Client to create a client connected to a running InfluxDB 2 instance.

client = InfluxDB2::Client.new('https://localhost:8086', 'my-token')

Client Options

Option Description Type Default
bucket Default destination bucket for writes String none
org Default organization bucket for writes String none
precision Default precision for the unix timestamps within the body line-protocol String none
open_timeout Number of seconds to wait for the connection to open Integer 10
write_timeout Number of seconds to wait for one block of data to be written Integer 10
read_timeout Number of seconds to wait for one block of data to be read Integer 10
max_redirect_count Maximal number of followed HTTP redirects Integer 10
redirect_forward_authorization Pass Authorization header to different domain during HTTP redirect. bool false
use_ssl Turn on/off SSL for HTTP communication bool true
verify_mode Sets the flags for the certification verification at beginning of SSL/TLS session. OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE or OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_PEER none
client = InfluxDB2::Client.new('https://localhost:8086', 'my-token',
  bucket: 'my-bucket',
  org: 'my-org',
  precision: InfluxDB2::WritePrecision::NANOSECOND)


The result retrieved by QueryApi could be formatted as a:

  1. Raw query response
  2. Flux data structure: FluxTable, FluxColumn and FluxRecord
  3. Stream of FluxRecord

Query raw

Synchronously executes the Flux query and return result as unprocessed String

client = InfluxDB2::Client.new('https://localhost:8086', 'my-token',
                              bucket: 'my-bucket',
                              org: 'my-org')

query_api = client.create_query_api
result = query_api.query_raw(query: 'from(bucket:"' + bucket + '") |> range(start: 1970-01-01T00:00:00.000000001Z) |> last()')

Synchronous query

Synchronously executes the Flux query and return result as a Array of FluxTables

client = InfluxDB2::Client.new('https://localhost:8086', 'my-token',
                              bucket: 'my-bucket',
                              org: 'my-org')

query_api = client.create_query_api
result = query_api.query(query: 'from(bucket:"' + bucket + '") |> range(start: 1970-01-01T00:00:00.000000001Z) |> last()')

Query stream

Synchronously executes the Flux query and return stream of FluxRecord

client = InfluxDB2::Client.new('https://localhost:8086', 'my-token',
                              bucket: 'my-bucket',
                              org: 'my-org')

query_api = client.create_query_api

query = 'from(bucket: "my-bucket") |> range(start: -10m, stop: now()) ' \
      "|> filter(fn: (r) => r._measurement == \"#{measurement}\")"

query_api.query_stream(query: query).each do |record|
  puts record.to_s

Parameterized queries

InfluxDB Cloud supports Parameterized Queries that let you dynamically change values in a query using the InfluxDB API. Parameterized queries make Flux queries more reusable and can also be used to help prevent injection attacks.

InfluxDB Cloud inserts the params object into the Flux query as a Flux record named params. Use dot or bracket notation to access parameters in the params record in your Flux query. Parameterized Flux queries support only int , float, and string data types. To convert the supported data types into other Flux basic data types, use Flux type conversion functions.

Parameterized query example:

⚠️ Parameterized Queries are supported only in InfluxDB Cloud, currently there is no support in InfluxDB OSS.

client = InfluxDB2::Client.new('https://localhost:8086', 'my-token',
                              bucket: 'my-bucket',
                              org: 'my-org')

query = 'from(bucket: params.bucketParam) |> range(start: duration(v: params.startParam))'
params = { 'bucketParam' => 'my-bucket', 'startParam' => '-1h' }

query_api = client.create_query_api
result = query_api.query(query: query, params: params)

result[0].records.each { |record| puts "#{record.time} #{record.measurement}: #{record.field} #{record.value}" }

Writing data

The WriteApi supports synchronous and batching writes into InfluxDB 2.x. In default api uses synchronous write. To enable batching you can use WriteOption.

client = InfluxDB2::Client.new('https://localhost:8086', 'my-token',
                              bucket: 'my-bucket',
                              org: 'my-org',
                              precision: InfluxDB2::WritePrecision::NANOSECOND)

write_api = client.create_write_api
write_api.write(data: 'h2o,location=west value=33i 15')


The writes are processed in batches which are configurable by WriteOptions:

Property Description Default Value
batchSize the number of data point to collect in batch 1_000
flush_interval the number of milliseconds before the batch is written 1_000
retry_interval the number of milliseconds to retry unsuccessful write. The retry interval is used when the InfluxDB server does not specify "Retry-After" header. 5_000
jitter_interval the number of milliseconds to increase the batch flush interval by a random amount 0
max_retries the number of max retries when write fails 5
max_retry_delay maximum delay when retrying write in milliseconds 125_000
max_retry_time maximum total retry timeout in milliseconds 180_000
exponential_base the base for the exponential retry delay, the next delay is computed using random exponential backoff as a random value within the interval retry_interval * exponential_base^(attempts-1) and retry_interval * exponential_base^(attempts). Example for retry_interval=5000, exponential_base=2, max_retry_delay=125000, total=5 Retry delays are random distributed values within the ranges of [5000-10000, 10000-20000, 20000-40000, 40000-80000, 80000-125000] 2
batch_abort_on_exception the batching worker will be aborted after failed retry strategy false
write_options = InfluxDB2::WriteOptions.new(write_type: InfluxDB2::WriteType::BATCHING,
                                            batch_size: 10, flush_interval: 5_000, 
                                            max_retries: 3, max_retry_delay: 15_000,
                                            exponential_base: 2)
client = InfluxDB2::Client.new('http://localhost:8086',
                               bucket: 'my-bucket',
                               org: 'my-org',
                               precision: InfluxDB2::WritePrecision::NANOSECOND,
                               use_ssl: false)

write_api = client.create_write_api(write_options: write_options)
write_api.write(data: 'h2o,location=west value=33i 15')

Time precision

Configure default time precision:

client = InfluxDB2::Client.new('https://localhost:8086', 'my-token',
                              bucket: 'my-bucket',
                              org: 'my-org',
                              precision: InfluxDB2::WritePrecision::NANOSECOND)

Configure precision per write:

client = InfluxDB2::Client.new('https://localhost:8086', 'my-token',
                                  bucket: 'my-bucket',
                                  org: 'my-org')

write_api = client.create_write_api
write_api.write(data: 'h2o,location=west value=33i 15', precision: InfluxDB2::WritePrecision::SECOND)

Allowed values for precision are:

  • InfluxDB2::WritePrecision::NANOSECOND for nanosecond
  • InfluxDB2::WritePrecision::MICROSECOND for microsecond
  • InfluxDB2::WritePrecision::MILLISECOND for millisecond
  • InfluxDB2::WritePrecision::SECOND for second

Configure destination

Default bucket and organization destination are configured via InfluxDB::Client:

client = InfluxDB2::Client.new('https://localhost:8086', 'my-token',
                              bucket: 'my-bucket',
                              org: 'my-org')

but there is also possibility to override configuration per write:

client = InfluxDB2::Client.new('https://localhost:8086', 'my-token')

write_api = client.create_write_api
write_api.write(data: 'h2o,location=west value=33i 15', bucket: 'production-data', org: 'customer-1')

Data format

The data could be written as:

  1. String that is formatted as a InfluxDB's line protocol
  2. Hash with keys: name, tags, fields and time
  3. Data Point structure
  4. Array of above items
client = InfluxDB2::Client.new('https://localhost:8086', 'my-token',
                              bucket: 'my-bucket',
                              org: 'my-org',
                              precision: InfluxDB2::WritePrecision::NANOSECOND)

point = InfluxDB2::Point.new(name: 'h2o')
                       .add_tag('location', 'europe')
                       .add_field('level', 2)

hash = { name: 'h2o',
         tags: { host: 'aws', region: 'us' },
         fields: { level: 5, saturation: '99%' }, time: 123 }

write_api = client.create_write_api
write_api.write(data: ['h2o,location=west value=33i 15', point, hash])

Default Tags

Sometimes is useful to store same information in every measurement e.g. hostname, location, customer. The client is able to use static value, app settings or env variable as a tag value.

The expressions:

  • California Miner - static value
  • ${env.hostname} - environment property
client = InfluxDB2::Client.new('http://localhost:8086', 'my-token',
                               bucket: 'my-bucket',
                               org: 'my-org',
                               precision: InfluxDB2::WritePrecision::NANOSECOND,
                               use_ssl: false,
                               tags: { id: '132-987-655' })

point_settings = InfluxDB2::PointSettings.new(default_tags: { customer: 'California Miner' })
point_settings.add_default_tag('data_center', '${env.data_center}')

write_api = client.create_write_api(write_options: InfluxDB2::SYNCHRONOUS,
                                    point_settings: point_settings)

write_api.write(data: InfluxDB2::Point.new(name: 'h2o')
                                      .add_tag('location', 'europe')
                                      .add_field('level', 2))

Delete data

The DeleteApi supports deletes points from an InfluxDB bucket.

client = InfluxDB2::Client.new('http://localhost:8086', 'my-token',
                               bucket: 'my-bucket',
                               org: 'my-org',
                               precision: InfluxDB2::WritePrecision::NANOSECOND)

                                predicate: 'key1="value1" AND key2="value"')

The time range could be specified as:

  1. String - "2019-02-03T04:05:06+07:00"
  2. DateTime - DateTime.rfc3339('2019-03-03T04:05:06+07:00')
  3. Time - Time.utc(2015, 10, 16, 8, 20, 15)

Management API

The client supports following management API:

API docs
AuthorizationsApi https://docs.influxdata.com/influxdb/latest/api/#tag/Authorizations
BucketsApi https://docs.influxdata.com/influxdb/latest/api/#tag/Buckets
LabelsApi https://docs.influxdata.com/influxdb/latest/api/#tag/Labels
OrganizationsApi https://docs.influxdata.com/influxdb/latest/api/#tag/Organizations
UsersApi https://docs.influxdata.com/influxdb/latest/api/#tag/Users

The following example demonstrates how to use a InfluxDB 2.x Management API to create new bucket. For further information see docs and examples.

# This is an example how to create new bucket with permission to write.
# You could run example via: `cd apis && bundle exec ruby ../examples/create_new_bucket.rb`
$LOAD_PATH.unshift File.expand_path('../lib', __dir__)
require 'influxdb-client'
$LOAD_PATH.unshift File.expand_path('../apis/lib', __dir__)
require 'influxdb-client-apis'

url = 'http://localhost:8086'
bucket = 'my-bucket'
org = 'my-org'
token = 'my-token'

client = InfluxDB2::Client.new(url,
                               bucket: bucket,
                               org: org,
                               use_ssl: false,
                               precision: InfluxDB2::WritePrecision::NANOSECOND)

api = InfluxDB2::API::Client.new(client)

# Find my organization
organization = api.create_organizations_api
                  .select { |it| it.name == 'my-org' }

# Create new Bucket
retention_rule = InfluxDB2::API::RetentionRule.new(type: 'expire', every_seconds: 3600)
bucket_name = 'new-bucket-name'
request = InfluxDB2::API::PostBucketRequest.new(org_id: organization.id,
                                                name: bucket_name,
                                                retention_rules: [retention_rule])
bucket = api.create_buckets_api

# Create Permission to read/write from Bucket
resource = InfluxDB2::API::Resource.new(type: 'buckets',
                                        id: bucket.id,
                                        org_id: organization.id)
authorization = InfluxDB2::API::Authorization.new(description: "Authorization to read/write bucket: #{bucket.name}",
                                                  org_id: organization.id,
                                                  permissions: [
                                                    InfluxDB2::API::Permission.new(action: 'read', resource: resource),
                                                    InfluxDB2::API::Permission.new(action: 'write', resource: resource)
result = api.create_authorizations_api

print("The token: '#{result.token}' is authorized to read/write from/to bucket: '#{bucket.name}'.")


Advanced Usage

Check the server status

Server availability can be checked using the client.ping method. That is equivalent of the influx ping.

Proxy configuration

You can configure the client to tunnel requests through an HTTP proxy. To configure the proxy use a http_proxy environment variable.

ENV['HTTP_PROXY'] = 'http://my-user:my-password@my-proxy:8099'

Client automatically follows HTTP redirects. The default redirect policy is to follow up to 10 consecutive requests. You can configure redirect counts by the client property: max_redirect_count.

Due to a security reason Authorization header is not forwarded when redirect leads to a different domain. To overcome this limitation you have to set the client property redirect_forward_authorization to true.

InfluxDB 1.8 API compatibility

InfluxDB 1.8.0 introduced forward compatibility APIs for InfluxDB 2.x. This allow you to easily move from InfluxDB 1.x to InfluxDB 2.x Cloud or open source.

The following forward compatible APIs are available:

API Endpoint Description
query_api.rb /api/v2/query Query data in InfluxDB 1.8.0+ using the InfluxDB 2.x API and Flux (endpoint should be enabled by flux-enabled option)
write_api.rb /api/v2/write Write data to InfluxDB 1.8.0+ using the InfluxDB 2.x API
health_api.rb /health Check the health of your InfluxDB instance

For detail info see InfluxDB 1.8 example.

Local tests

brew install wget # on a mac, if not yet installed!
rake test


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/influxdata/influxdb-client-ruby.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.