_field Name in influxdb

Hello all,

At the moment we store all data to influx db with a tag “DisplayName”, so for example for the machine counter the tag DisplayName is productionCounter. All values we store the _field Name is the same as the DisplayName. So the data is stored with the same Tag und _field Name.
I’m not shure about the naming from the _field value. Is this a problem? Would it be better to have a generic name for the _field? For example “_field” = “value” for all the data points?




In my opinion, choose a descriptive name for your field, such as velocity, temperature, humidity. As you know, the tag names are things that “describe” the fields, such as “kitchen” or (in your case) productionCounter