Flux Custom Functions and Packages

We have built a growing set of custom flux functions and starting to find that it would be great to be able to put all these functions into a custom package so that we could share them across queries and avoid duplication.

Something like:

import “org.funcs”

… use org.funcs.customfunc()

Any idea if we might be able to do that with the current 2.0 version?

Thank you,

@bknoth Yes! You can submit custom packages to the Flux project. Eventually we will have a Flux package repo that you can publish to and pull from, but we’re not quite there yet. For now, you can contribute your package in the stdlib/contrib directory. Here are some details: https://github.com/influxdata/flux/tree/master/stdlib/contrib.

@scott Thanks for the answer. That sounds like a good solution for general purpose custom functions that someone might want to share publicly. I was thinking more along the lines that we have custom functions that are very specific to the types of data that we work with and are not general purpose. I was hoping there might be a way to create packages inside a deployed InfluxDB that could be seen from within flux, without needing to update the flux source code origin and re-build. Maybe even something like an “include” statement which could bring in shared flux code.


That would be really cool! Maybe that’s something that could be added on the InfluxDB side.