Connect with redis-cli

This example connects to a Redis service from redis-cli.

Variables

These are the placeholders you will need to replace in the code sample:

Variable

Description

REDIS_URI

URL for Redis connection, from the service overview page

Pre-requisites

For this example you will need:

  1. The redis-cli client installed. You can install this as part of the Redis server installation or as standalone client.

Code

Execute the following to from a terminal window:

redis-cli -u REDIS_URI

This code connects to the Redis database.

To check the connection is working, execute the following code:

INFO

The command returns all the Redis parameters:

# Server
redis_version:6.2.3
redis_git_sha1:c708fc4f
redis_git_dirty:1
redis_build_id:eca3e7fbe7ce45c7
redis_mode:standalone
...

To set a key, execute the following command:

SET mykey mykeyvalue123

The command should output a confirmation OK statement.

To retrieve the key value, execute the following command:

GET mykey

The result is the value of the key, in the above example "mykeyvalue123".