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ReJSON Python Client

Project Description

rejson-py is a package that allows storing, updating and querying objects as JSON documents in a Redis database that is extended with the ReJSON module. The package extends redis-py’s interface with ReJSON’s API, and performs on-the-fly serialization/deserialization of objects to/from JSON.


$ pip install rejson

Usage example

from rejson import Client, Path

rj = Client(host='localhost', port=6379)

# Set the key `obj` to some object
obj = {
    'answer': 42,
    'arr': [None, True, 3.14],
    'truth': {
        'coord': 'out there'
rj.jsonset('obj', Path.rootPath(), obj)

# Get something
print 'Is there anybody... {}?'.format(
    rj.jsonget('obj', Path('.truth.coord'))

# Delete something (or perhaps nothing), append something and pop it
rj.jsondel('obj', Path('.arr[0]'))
rj.jsonarrappend('obj', Path('.arr'), 'something')
print '{} popped!'.format(rj.jsonarrpop('obj', Path('.arr')))

# Update something else
rj.jsonset('obj', Path('.answer'), 2.17)

# And use just like the regular redis-py client
jp = rj.pipeline()
jp.set('foo', 'bar')
jp.jsonset('baz', Path.rootPath(), 'qaz')


rejson-py uses Python’s json. The client can be set to use custom encoders/decoders at creation, or by calling explicitly the setEncoder () and setDecoder () methods, respectively.

The following shows how to use this for a custom class that’s stored as a JSON string for example:

from json import JSONEncoder, JSONDecoder
from rejson import Client

class CustomClass(object):
    "Some non-JSON-serializable"
    def __init__(self, s=None):
        if s is not None:
            # deserialize the instance from the serialization
            if s.startswith('CustomClass:'):
                raise Exception('unknown format')
            # initialize the instance

    def __str__(self):
        _str = 'CustomClass:'
        # append the instance's state to the serialization
        return _str


class CustomEncoder(JSONEncoder):
    "A custom encoder for the custom class"
    def default(self, obj):
        if isinstance(obj, CustomClass):
            return str(obj)
        return json.JSONEncoder.encode(self, obj)

class TestDecoder(JSONDecoder):
    "A custom decoder for the custom class"
    def decode(self, obj):
        d = json.JSONDecoder.decode(self, obj)
        if isinstance(d, basestring) and d.startswith('CustomClass:'):
            return CustomClass(d)
        return d

# Create a new instance of CustomClass
obj = CustomClass()

# Create a new client with the custom encoder and decoder
rj = Client(encoder=CustomEncoder(), decoder=CustomDecoder())

# Store the object
rj.jsonset('custom', Path.rootPath(), obj))

# Retrieve it
obj = rj.jsonget('custom', Path.rootPath())


As rejson-py exposes the same methods as redis-py, it can be used as a drop-in replacement. On top of Redis’ core commands, the client also adds ReJSON’s vocabulary and a couple of helper methods. These are documented in the []( file, which can be generated by running:

$ python gendoc rejson >

For complete documentation about ReJSON’s commands, refer to ReJSON’s website.


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