Storing events and continous data

Hey I’m new to InfluxDB, so I hope my question is not completely stupid:

I am trying to store some network statistics for clients into a InfluxDB measurement.

In addition to the statistics I would like to keep track of certain “events” that are sparse and do not contain any actual data.

An example would be: client with tag “XY” connected/disconnected to the server at timestamp.

Those “events” wouldn’t contain any actual data (fields).

My question is what would be the most natural / recommended way to express sparse events like this with InfluxDB?

Hello @pragma,

I suggest write a boolean true for your field. I would take a look at this Feature Request #7690.