Library to translate to and from the InfluxDB Line Format.
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This is a small header-only Arduino/C++ library to format or parse data in the InfluxDB Line Protocol. The build system used is platformio.

Code in LineProtocol is written to be readable as opposed to optimal performance wise. If you encounter situations where performance is an issue, or if you encounter what you feel to be bugs then please file a ticket at the LineProtocol repository.


The InfluxDB Line Protocol looks like this:

<measurement>[,<tag_key>=<tag_value>[,<tag_key>=<tag_value>]] <field_key>=<field_value>[,<field_key>=<field_value>] [<timestamp>]

Which offers a lot of flexibility for your boards and other applications. The reason for this library to exist is that speaking a common format over MQTT allows you to add display boards without writing custom code to understand the formats you have for each board and to circumvent the step of writing custom code to reformat boards into the way you like it.

In Development

This library is still in development hence the 0.x version scheme. The following important items still need to be completed before this can move onto a stable release cycle:

  • Format messages.
  • Support quotes in measurement, tags, and keys.
  • Support parsing the timestamp.
  • Take another look at using exceptions but at the minimum sane errors.
  • Run tests natively with FakeArduino.



LineProtocol is listed as an installable package on the PlatformIO registry, you can add supakeen/LineProtocol to your lib_deps in platformio.ini to use it.


You can parse some data into a struct line_protocol like so:

#include <LineProtocol.h>

try {
  LineProtocol::Message message("measurement,key=value key=value");
} catch (...) { }

message.measurement;  // Contains the measurement name.

if(message.tags.count("room")) {  // check if a room tag was supplied
  message.tags["room"];  // use it

if(message.fields.count("value")) {  // check if a value field was supplied
  message.fields["value"];  // use it


Unsupported in 0.3.0 but the next feature on the list.


To test the library make sure you connect an esp32 board then run:

pio test -e esp32

Which will upload firmware and run tests while fetching the results remotely. Tests can also be ran natively with:

pio test -e native

Which doesn't require you to connect a board.