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Task configuration options

Task options define specific information about a task. They are set in a Flux script or in the InfluxDB user interface (UI). The following task options are available:

every and cron are mutually exclusive, but at least one is required.

name

The name of the task. Required.

Data type: String

options task = {
  name: "taskName",
  // ...
}

every

The interval at which the task runs.

Data type: Duration

options task = {
  // ...
  every: 1h,
}

In the InfluxDB UI, the Interval field sets this option.

cron

The cron expression that defines the schedule on which the task runs. Cron scheduling is based on system time.

Data type: String

options task = {
  // ...
  cron: "0 * * * *",
}

offset

Delays the execution of the task but preserves the original time range. For example, if a task is to run on the hour, a 10m offset will delay it to 10 minutes after the hour, but all time ranges defined in the task are relative to the specified execution time. A common use case is offsetting execution to account for data that may arrive late.

Data type: Duration

options task = {
  // ...
  offset: "0 * * * *",
}

concurrency

The number task of executions that can run concurrently. If the concurrency limit is reached, all subsequent executions are queued until other running task executions complete.

Data type: Integer

options task = {
  // ...
  concurrency: 2,
}

retry

The number of times to retry the task before it is considered as having failed.

Data type: Integer

options task = {
  // ...
  retry: 2,
}