Redis Sorted Set: Create Two (Detailed Guide w/ Code Examples)

Use Case(s)

Creating two sorted sets in Redis can help manage and maintain different collections of ordered data. Common use cases include:

  • Storing leaderboards for two different games.
  • Maintaining separate scores for two categories, like user points and activity levels.
  • Managing time-based events in different contexts.

Code Examples


Using the redis-py library to create two sorted sets:

import redis # Connect to Redis server r = redis.Redis(host='localhost', port=6379, db=0) # Create first sorted set r.zadd('game1_leaderboard', {'user1': 100, 'user2': 200}) # Create second sorted set r.zadd('game2_leaderboard', {'user3': 150, 'user4': 250})


Using the ioredis library to create two sorted sets:

const Redis = require('ioredis'); const redis = new Redis(); // Create first sorted set redis.zadd('game1_leaderboard', 100, 'user1', 200, 'user2'); // Create second sorted set redis.zadd('game2_leaderboard', 150, 'user3', 250, 'user4');


Using the go-redis library to create two sorted sets:

package main import ( "" "context" ) func main() { ctx := context.Background() rdb := redis.NewClient(&redis.Options{ Addr: "localhost:6379", }) // Create first sorted set rdb.ZAdd(ctx, "game1_leaderboard", &redis.Z{Score: 100, Member: "user1"}, &redis.Z{Score: 200, Member: "user2"}) // Create second sorted set rdb.ZAdd(ctx, "game2_leaderboard", &redis.Z{Score: 150, Member: "user3"}, &redis.Z{Score: 250, Member: "user4"}) }

Best Practices

  • Use meaningful names for your sorted sets to make your code more readable and maintainable.
  • Ensure that your Redis connection is properly managed to avoid resource leaks, especially in production environments.

Common Mistakes

  • Forgetting to check the return value of the zadd command, which can lead to unnoticed errors.
  • Not using proper error handling when connecting to Redis or executing commands, which can cause runtime issues.


Q: Can different sorted sets have overlapping members? A: Yes, members in different sorted sets are independent. The same member can exist in multiple sorted sets with different scores.

Q: How are ties handled in sorted sets? A: If two members have the same score, they are ordered lexicographically by their member names.

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