What is a scraper?

I’ve looked into the documentation, but it doesn’t really state what a scraper is and what’s the point of it? I noticed in 2.0 I’m able to dump info from my local scraper that influxdb is, plus even one in my Home Assistant. But like I said, what exactly is the point of a scraper and what does it do?

Hello @FormBurden,
An InfluxDB scraper collects data from InfluxDB or a remote endpoint in prometheus data format.
Does that help?