Product Update – CLI Onboarding Wizard Now Available

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Thanks to Amy Luckette for being a key contributor to this article.

We love to write and ship code to help developers bring their ideas and projects to life. That’s why we’re constantly working on improving our product to meet developers where they are, to ensure their happiness, and accelerate Time to Awesome.

This week, we are covering a featured product release that we think will save you time and effort when onboarding to time series and InfluxDB.

Quickly onboard with InfluxDB Command Line Interface (CLI)

The new CLI onboarding wizard allows you to interact with InfluxDB’s command line interface to read and write data within the first 5 minutes of logging in, improving your Time to Awesome!

Most notably, the CLI onboarding wizard eliminates the need for you to spend hours heads-down researching in the documentation to learn how to use the command line interface. Regardless of your operating system or environment setup, this new wizard simplifies the learning experience to get you up and running quickly with InfluxDB.

Why use a CLI?

CLIs in general have some great advantages:

  • Less resources

  • High precision

  • Repetitive-task friendly

  • Powerful commands and processes

  • For both average users and experts

With InfluxDB’s CLI, you can manage many aspects of your InfluxDB environment and use influx help to see all the commands.


How do I get started?

Make sure to sign up for a free InfluxDB Cloud account. From there, follow the step-by-step guide here to help you get onboarded with the InfluxDB CLI.