Redis GETBIT – How to get bit value at specific index of string in redis

2 months ago Lalit Bhagtani 0

In this tutorial, we will learn about how to get a bit value of an index of the string value stored at a key in redis datastore. For this,  we will use redis GETBIT command.

GETBIT Command

This command returns a bit value at the specified index of the string value stored at a key. If an index is greater than the length of the string value, then the string is considered as a contiguous space with 0 bits. If the key does not exist, then it is first created and set to an empty string. Hence the index will always be out of range and its value will be 0 bit.

An error is returned,  if the key exists but value stored at the key is of the wrong datatype. The syntax of redis GETBIT command is as follows:-

Syntax :-

redis host:post> GETBIT <keyname> <index>

Output :-

- (integer) reply, representing the bit value stored at index.
- Error, if key exist and value stored at the key is not a string.

Example :-

Redis GETBIT

References :-

  1. GETBIT Command Docs

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