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Quick Start Guide for RediSearch

Learn about RediSearch using this Getting Started Tutorial . This tutorial will guide you throught various examples including an application that uses RediSearch Java, Python and Node.js clients.

Redis Cloud

RediSearch is available on all Redis Cloud managed services. Redis Cloud Essentials offers a completely free managed database 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 the Redis 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
cd RediSearch

Next, install dependencies:

On macOS:

make setup

On Linux:

sudo make setup

Next, build:

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 ON HASH PREFIX 1 doc: SCHEMA title TEXT WEIGHT 5.0 body TEXT url TEXT

Adding documents to the index> hset doc:1 title "hello world" body "lorem ipsum" url "" 
(integer) 3

Searching the index> FT.SEARCH myIdx "hello world" LIMIT 0 10
1) (integer) 1
2) "doc:1"
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.DROPINDEX myIdx 

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