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Quick Start Guide for RediSearch

Redis Cloud

RediSearch is available on all Redis Cloud managed services. Redis Cloud Essentials offers a completely free managed databases up to 30MB.

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Running with Docker

docker run -p 6379:6379 redislabs/redisearch:latest

Download and running binaries

First download the pre-compiled version from RedisLabs download center .

Next, run Redis with RediSearch:

$ redis-server --loadmodule /path/to/module/src/

Building and running from source

First, clone the git repo (make sure not to omit the --recursive option, to properly clone submodules):

git clone --recursive

Next, install dependencies and build:

sudo make setup
make build

Finally, run Redis with RediSearch:

make run

For more elaborate build instructions, see the Development page .

Creating an index with fields and weights (default weight is 1.0)> FT.CREATE myIdx SCHEMA title TEXT WEIGHT 5.0 body TEXT url TEXT

Adding documents to the index> FT.ADD myIdx doc1 1.0 FIELDS title "hello world" body "lorem ipsum" url "" 

Searching the index> FT.SEARCH myIdx "hello world" LIMIT 0 10
1) (integer) 1
2) "doc1"
3) 1) "title"
   2) "hello world"
   3) "body"
   4) "lorem ipsum"
   5) "url"
   6) ""


Input is expected to be valid utf-8 or ASCII. The engine cannot handle wide character unicode at the moment.

Dropping the index> FT.DROP myIdx

Adding and getting Auto-complete suggestions> FT.SUGADD autocomplete "hello world" 100
OK> FT.SUGGET autocomplete "he"
1) "hello world"