XPENDING command in Redis is used with streams to fetch information about pending messages for a consumer group. This command helps us understand what messages are yet to be acknowledged.
In Java, we can use Jedis - a popular Redis client to interact with Redis. Below is an example of using the XPENDING command.
Firstly, let's assume that you have a stream 'mystream' and a consumer group 'mygroup':
Now, let's check pending messages for the group:
This code connects to Redis on localhost, then uses the XPENDING command to get the first 10 pending messages for 'consumername' from the 'mystream' which are part of 'mygroup'.
XACK) the messages they have processed to avoid them being marked as pending.
Leaving pending messages unhandled. Pending messages are messages that have been delivered but not acknowledged. If these keep piling up, it could lead to memory issues and loss of data.
Q: What if I do not specify a consumer in the XPENDING command?
A: If you do not specify a consumer, Redis will return information about all pending messages for the consumer group.
Q: What does XPENDING return?
XPENDING returns details of all pending messages. It includes the ID of the unacknowledged message, name of the consumer that fetched the message, UNIX time at which it was fetched and number of times it was delivered.