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In working for another NPM project I needed to populate a redis instance with a bunch of random data. I found the redis pipe command wasn't working so well so I made this script to facilitate the process.

Generator.js - quickly add random data to a redis instance.

Basic Usage:

node generator.js <type> <qty> [<key_prefix>]

  • This will enter <qty> of <type> entries into the redis instance
    running at the server and port address set in the config.json

  • If <key_prefix> is set then this will be prepended to the key (uuid) separated by a ":" - thanks to Alfonso Montero for this contribution

    node generator.js hash 100 session


    100) "session:ffab3b35-09c3-4fd7-9af1-4d323534065e"

  • This (config.json) file is automatically generated on running npm install redis-random-data-generator and will default to change the settings to suit your setup. If the file gets deleted the local default setting will be used.

  • There is no provision yet for an array of <types> so if you
    require various entries you will need to run the command several times.

  • Run npm test to perform tests on the script.

  • The script uses generated uuids for keys and random lorum ipsum
    for values.

  • Dependancy Graph for generator.js

    ├─┬ lorem-ipsum@1.0.3
    │ └─┬ optimist@0.3.7
    │ └── wordwrap@0.0.3
    ├─┬ redis-stream@0.1.0
    │ └─┬ event-stream@2.1.9
    │ ├── from@0.1.3
    │ ├── optimist@0.2.8
    │ └── through@0.0.4
    └── uuid@3.0.1

Types (others may be added in future versions i.e. geohash):

  • 'string' uses SET to add a redis string value
  • 'list' uses LPUSH to add a random number of values to a list
  • 'set' uses SADD to add a random number of values to a set
  • 'sorted' uses ZADD to add a random number of values and scores
    to a sorted set.
  • 'hash' uses HMSET to add a random number of values to a hash



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