How to mock redis in python?

by aniya.jaskolski , in category: Third Party Scripts , 25 days ago

How to mock redis in python?

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by mallory_cormier , 24 days ago

@aniya.jaskolski 

To mock Redis in Python, you can use a library such as fakeredis or unittest.mock. Here's an example of how to mock Redis using the unittest.mock library:

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from unittest.mock import MagicMock

# Mock the redis.Redis class
redis_mock = MagicMock()

# Set up the return value for the get method
redis_mock.get.return_value = b'mocked_value'

# Use the mocked Redis instance in your code
value = redis_mock.get('key')
print(value)  # Output: b'mocked_value'


Alternatively, you can also use the fakeredis library, which provides a complete in-memory Redis implementation that can be used for testing:

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import fakeredis

# Create a fake Redis instance
redis_mock = fakeredis.FakeStrictRedis()

# Use the fake Redis instance in your code
redis_mock.set('key', 'value')
value = redis_mock.get('key')
print(value)  # Output: b'value'


By using one of these methods, you can easily mock Redis in Python for testing your code without needing a real Redis server.