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InfluxDB Hook for Logrus

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import (
func main() {
  log    := logrus.New()

  config := &logrus_influxdb.Config{
    Host: "localhost",
    Port: 8086,
    Database: "logrus",
    UseHTTPS: false,
    Precision: "ns",
    Tags: []string{"tag1", "tag2"},
    BatchInterval: (5 * time.Second),
    BatchCount: 200, // set to "0" to disable batching

    Use nil if you want to use the default configurations

    hook, err := logrus_influxdb.NewInfluxDB(nil)

  hook, err := logrus_influxdb.NewInfluxDB(config)
  if err == nil {

With an existing InfluxDB Client

If you wish to initialize a InfluxDB Hook with an already initialized InfluxDB client, you can use the NewWithClientInfluxDBHook constructor:

import (
	client ""

func main() {
	log := logrus.New()

	// In this example we will use the default configurations
	config := &logrus_influxdb.Config{
		Tags: []string{"tag1", "tag2"}, // use the following tags

	// Connect to InfluxDB using the standard client.
	influxClient, _ := client.NewHTTPClient(client.HTTPConfig{
		Addr: "http://localhost:8086",

	hook, err := logrus_influxdb.NewInfluxDB(config, influxClient)
	if err == nil {

Behind the scenes

Database Handling

When passing an empty string for the InfluxDB database name, we default to "logrus" as the database name.

When initializing the hook we attempt to first see if the database exists. If not, then we try to create it for your automagically.

Message Field

We will insert your message into InfluxDB with the field message so please make sure not to use that name with your Logrus fields or else it will be overwritten.

Special Fields

Some logrus fields have a special meaning in this hook, these are server_name, logger and http_request (taken from Sentry Hook).

  • server_name (also known as hostname) is the name of the server which is logging the event (
  • logger is the part of the application which is logging the event
  • http_request is the in-coming request (*http.Request)
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