Redis Sorted Set: Get by Key (Detailed Guide w/ Code Examples)

Use Case(s)

  • Retrieving elements from a sorted set based on their key
  • Fetching scores associated with specific members of a sorted set
  • Supporting leaderboard functionalities where ranks and scores are needed

Code Examples

Retrieve the score of a member from a sorted set.


import redis # Connect to Redis r = redis.Redis(host='localhost', port=6379, db=0) # Add member to sorted set r.zadd('myset', {'member1': 10}) # Get the score of 'member1' in 'myset' score = r.zscore('myset', 'member1') print(score) # Output: 10.0


const redis = require('redis'); const client = redis.createClient(); client.on('connect', () => { console.log('Connected to Redis...'); // Add member to sorted set client.zadd('myset', 10, 'member1', (err, res) => { if (err) throw err; // Get the score of 'member1' in 'myset' client.zscore('myset', 'member1', (err, score) => { if (err) throw err; console.log(score); // Output: '10' client.quit(); }); }); });


package main import ( "fmt" "" "context" ) func main() { ctx := context.Background() rdb := redis.NewClient(&redis.Options{ Addr: "localhost:6379", }) // Add member to sorted set rdb.ZAdd(ctx, "myset", &redis.Z{Score: 10, Member: "member1"}) // Get the score of 'member1' in 'myset' score, err := rdb.ZScore(ctx, "myset", "member1").Result() if err != nil { panic(err) } fmt.Println(score) // Output: 10 }

Common Mistakes

  • Using the wrong data type for the key: Ensure the key is for a sorted set, not another data structure.
  • Misunderstanding score type: Scores are floating-point numbers; ensure proper handling in your application.
  • Not handling the absence of a key: If the member does not exist in the set, ZSCORE will return nil or an empty response; handle this gracefully.


Q: What happens if the member does not exist in the sorted set? A: The ZSCORE command will return nil or an equivalent representation in your programming language, indicating the member is not present.

Q: Can I store non-numeric values as scores? A: No, scores must be numeric (floating-point values). Non-numeric values will cause errors.

Q: How can I retrieve multiple members' scores at once? A: You would need to use multiple ZSCORE commands for each member. Alternatively, consider fetching a range and filtering by members if appropriate.

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