Redis Sorted Set Add (Detailed Guide w/ Code Examples)

Use Case(s)

  • Storing and retrieving leaderboard scores.
  • Implementing ranking systems.
  • Scheduling tasks based on timestamps.

Code Examples


Adding a member with a score to a sorted set:

import redis r = redis.Redis(host='localhost', port=6379, db=0) r.zadd('leaderboard', {'player1': 100})


Adding a member with a score to a sorted set:

const redis = require('redis'); const client = redis.createClient(); client.zadd('leaderboard', 100, 'player1', (err, response) => { if (err) throw err; console.log(response); });


Adding a member with a score to a sorted set:

package main import ( "" "context" "fmt" ) func main() { ctx := context.Background() rdb := redis.NewClient(&redis.Options{ Addr: "localhost:6379", }) _, err := rdb.ZAdd(ctx, "leaderboard", &redis.Z{ Score: 100, Member: "player1", }).Result() if err != nil { fmt.Println(err) } }

Best Practices

  • Use meaningful names for your sorted sets to ensure clarity.
  • Consider the performance impact when adding a large number of elements; batch operations can be more efficient.
  • Regularly monitor and optimize your Redis memory usage to prevent excessive memory consumption.

Common Mistakes

  • Using non-numeric scores: Redis ZADD requires numeric scores, using strings or other data types will cause errors.
  • Misunderstanding the order: Higher scores are ranked higher in the sorted set, which might be counterintuitive for some use cases that expect lower scores to rank higher.


Q: Can I add multiple members at once?

A: Yes, you can add multiple members in a single ZADD command by providing multiple score-member pairs.

Q: What happens if the member already exists?

A: If the member already exists, its score is updated with the new value provided.

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