Needed a VL plugin to write stuff in an InfluxDB database, so here it is if someone ever needs it :
nuget install VL.InfluxDB
Note that it only supports writing (it’s actually a wrapper around the InfluxDB.WriteOnly lib). It also comes with a small help patch that shows how to write a measurement to a db (available in the help browser).
Thanks, I found an interesting read as to why use something like InfluxDB over the numerous other databases.
I would surmise this by saying that this database focuses on time-series-data, so if you need to work with the collection of data quickly overtime, (they point ot IOT streams and stock market data, but could of courses mean show controls and frame-based information), writing and accessing that info is faster and easier with this database.
Did not think about show control purposes for that, that’s a good point! That would imply being able to red from the DB, though.
I ended up using that one because I needed a quick solution to push measurements, and all the libs I found that do read/write were somehow hard to implement in VL.
We’re planning to use it to monitor metrics from computers on an installation over time (hello HardwareMonitor) and display them in Grafana.
we use influx for installation health monitoring and usage statistics. great stuff
I have a influx server running on a raspi, no username/password
And I am not able to send data, not sure how to debug this
just guessing from your screenshot, did you set the DB name in the
WriteAsync node? i re-tested the plugin this morning and actually forgot to set this one myself, I left the default from the help patch :) guess I should make this more obvious.
never tried an InfluxDB with no username and password on my end, will see if I can give it a shot today.
you were 100% correct! There is no nodes to do a querry atm right?
cool :) i’ll push a new version with an updated help patch.
and no, right now it cannot do queries.