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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 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/redisearch.so

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 https://github.com/RediSearch/RediSearch.git
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)

127.0.0.1:6379> FT.CREATE myIdx ON HASH PREFIX 1 doc: SCHEMA title TEXT WEIGHT 5.0 body TEXT url TEXT
OK 

Adding documents to the index

127.0.0.1:6379> hset doc:1 title "hello world" body "lorem ipsum" url "http://redis.io" 
(integer) 3

Searching the index

127.0.0.1:6379> 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) "http://redis.io"

Note

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

Dropping the index

127.0.0.1:6379> FT.DROPINDEX myIdx 
OK

Adding and getting Auto-complete suggestions

127.0.0.1:6379> FT.SUGADD autocomplete "hello world" 100
OK

127.0.0.1:6379> FT.SUGGET autocomplete "he"
1) "hello world"