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Create a task

InfluxDB provides multiple ways to create tasks both in the InfluxDB user interface (UI) and the influx command line interface (CLI).

Before creating a task, review the basics criteria for writing a task.

Create a task in the InfluxDB UI

The InfluxDB UI provides multiple ways to create a task:

Create a task from the Data Explorer

  1. Click on the Data Explorer icon in the left navigation menu.

  2. Building a query and click Save As in the upper right.

  3. Select the Task option.

  4. Specify the task options. See Task options for detailed information about each option.

  5. Select a token to use from the Token dropdown.

  6. Click Save as Task.

Create a task in the Task UI

  1. Click on the Tasks icon in the left navigation menu.

  2. Click Create Task in the upper right.

  3. Select New Task.

  4. In the left panel, specify the task options. See Task options for detailed information about each option.

  5. Select a token to use from the Token dropdown.

  6. In the right panel, enter your task script.

  7. Click Save in the upper right.

Import a task

  1. Click on the Tasks icon in the left navigation menu.

  2. Click + Create Task in the upper right.

  3. Select Import Task.

  4. Upload a JSON task file using one of the following options:

    • Drag and drop a JSON task file in the specified area.
    • Click to upload and the area to select the JSON task from from your file manager.
    • Select the JSON option and paste in raw task JSON.
  5. Click Import JSON as Task.

Create a task from a template

  1. Click on the Settings icon in the left navigation menu.

  2. Select Templates.

  3. Hover over the template to use to create the task and click Create.

Clone a task

  1. Click on the Tasks icon in the left navigation menu.

  2. Hover over the task you would like to clone and click the icon that appears.

  3. Click Clone.

Create a task using the influx CLI

Use influx task create command to create a new task. It accepts either a file path or raw Flux.

Create a task using a file
# Pattern
influx task create --org <org-name> @</path/to/task-script>

# Example
influx task create --org my-org @/tasks/cq-mean-1h.flux
Create a task using raw Flux
influx task create --org my-org - # <return> to open stdin pipe

options task = {
  name: "task-name",
  every: 6h
}

# ... Task script ...

# <ctrl-d> to close the pipe and submit the command