How to use redis database with django?

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by lily , in category: Third Party Scripts , 25 days ago

How to use redis database with django?

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by mallory_cormier , 24 days ago

@lily 

To use Redis database with Django, you first need to install the appropriate Django Redis package. You can do this by running the following command:

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pip install django-redis


Next, you will need to configure your Django settings to use Redis as the database backend. Add the following code to your settings.py file:

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CACHES = {
    'default': {
        'BACKEND': 'django_redis.cache.RedisCache',
        'LOCATION': 'redis://localhost:6379/1',
        'OPTIONS': {
            'CLIENT_CLASS': 'django_redis.client.DefaultClient',
        }
    }
}


This code configures Django to use Redis as the default cache backend. You can also use Redis as a session backend by adding the following to your settings.py file:

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SESSION_ENGINE = 'django.contrib.sessions.backends.cache'
SESSION_CACHE_ALIAS = 'default'


Once you have configured Redis as the database backend, you can start using it in your Django project. You can set and get values from Redis just like you would with a regular database. For example, to set a value in Redis, you can use the following code:

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from django.core.cache import cache

cache.set('my_key', 'my_value')


And to get the value from Redis, you can use:

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value = cache.get('my_key')


That's it! You are now using Redis as the database backend in your Django project.