Send Data to Influxdb Cloud

Hi Community,

I am sending data to influxdb cloud. I see all the channels are being sent there. How can I apply tags or specify which data to be sent and which not to get only the required data at influxdb cloud?

Best Regards

Hi Hafiz,

there is currently no such feature in OpenEMS. Internally we have this, but did not yet find time to push it upstream.

For now you could follow this advice: InfluxDB service limit reached - #4 by hydroid7


1 Like

You could install Telegraf locally, set up an InfluxDB 2.0 listener there and point your OpenEMS installation to it. In the Telegraf config you can then decide which data you want to forward to InfluxDB (cloud or locally). Works like a charm.

Kind regards, Martin


Thanks @stefan.feilmeier @martingr.

I have used Stefan’s advice. It has reduced a lot of data I send.

I try it @martingr. This would save a lot.

Thanks both of you!


Hi @martingr

Thanks for suggesting this solution.

Can you please clarify what you mean by install locally? For each edge device, install telegraph? Or should we install Telegraph on OpenEMS Backend machine or something similar?

Martins solution would work on the OpenEMS Backend. By default OpenEMS Edge transmits data to OpenEMS Backend via a JSON-RPC protocol (TimestampedDataNotification, AggregatedDataNotification and ResendDataNotification). OpenEMS Backend then sends the data to one or more InfluxDBs.

We run our own InfluxDB 1.8 instances in production and I can recommend doing so. It’s not too complicated to setup and we do not have these limitations.

Also there has been a lot development in aggregation of data before writing it to the InfluxDB. This should also help for writing less data in a hosted InfluxDB (but this was not the development target). See:


1 Like