Simulate infludb data

Greetings since I currently do not have any real data stream being dumped into InfluxDB, I would like to create a fake stream using python.

  • What is your Grafana version?
    v8.2.1 on windows server
  • Are you using Grafana Cloud or self-hosted Grafana?
    self hosted
  • Are you using legacy alerting or Unified Alerting?
  • List the datasource associated with the alert
    Would like it to be Influxdb
  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?
    v8.2.1 on windows server
  • What are you trying to achieve?
    fake data stream into Influxdb using python
  • How are you trying to achieve it?
    using python
  • What happened?
    Hasn’t happened yet :slight_smile:
  • What did you expect to happen?
    fake data ingest


What is the use case for that fake data? Can you use datasource type TestData DB and then can you define test data on the go on the panel level?

Use case is emulation of possible future use of influxdb with grafana

We have iot devices in the field all over usa dumping tons of data into es for now. We cant for now rewire things to point to influxdb

Actually, that looks like InfluxDB problem, not a Grafana issue. Probably will be better.

You didn’t provide reproducible example, so there is many unknown variables: InfluxDB version (there is significant different difference InfluxDB 2+ and 2- version), used python code, infrastructure setup, …

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I agree, not a grafana issue :+1: