DELETE host using API (II)


I asked this question earlier but didn’t receive any responses. I’m posting again in hopes that someone has worked with the API or deleted data from their db.

I am trying to find a means to remove hosts from influx using the API. I’ve tried a variety of syntax similar to:

curl -i -XPOST 'http://localhost:8086/query?db=telegraf' --data-binary @/tmp/myinflux.txt


q=DELETE FROM system WHERE host = 'web001'

I can do this successfully via influx cli:

> use telegraf
Using database telegraf
> DELETE FROM system WHERE host = 'web001'

What is wrong with the API command?


I think this will work:

drop series from system where host = 'web001'

Where do I perform this from? The influx cli?