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Client.hsetnx(key, field, value)

Sets the specified field in the hash stored at key to value, only if field does not yet exist. If key does not exist, a new key holding a hash is created. If field already exists, this operation has no effect.


keystringkey holding the hash to set the field of.
fieldstringfield to set in the hash.
valuestringvalue to set the field to.


TypeResolves withRejected when
Promise<boolean>On success, the promise resolves with 1 if field is a new field in the hash and value was set, and with 0 if field already exists in the hash and no operation was performed.


import redis from 'k6/experimental/redis';
// Get the redis instance(s) address and password from the environment
const redis_addrs = __ENV.REDIS_ADDRS || '';
const redis_password = __ENV.REDIS_PASSWORD || '';
// Instantiate a new redis client
const redisClient = new redis.Client({
addrs: redis_addrs.split(',') || new Array('localhost:6379'), // in the form of 'host:port', separated by commas
password: redis_password,
export default async function () {
await redisClient.hsetnx('myhash', 'myfield', 'myvalue')
await redisClient.hsetnx('myhash', 'myotherfield', 'myothervalue');
const set = await redisClient.hsetnx('myhash', 'myfield', 'mynewvalue');
if (set === true) {
throw new Error('hsetnx should have failed on existing field');