Redis supports transactions via the MULTI, EXEC and DISCARD commands. redis4cats provides a RedisTransaction utility that models a transaction as a resource via the primitive bracketCase.

  • acquire: begin transaction
  • use: send transactional commands
  • release: either commit on success or rollback on failure / cancellation.

Working with transactions

The most common way is to create a RedisTransaction once by passing the commands API as a parameter and invoke the run function every time you want to run the given commands as part of a new transaction.

Note that every command has to be forked (.start) because the commands need to be sent to the server in an asynchronous way but no response will be received until either an EXEC or a DISCARD command is sent, which is handled by RedisTransaction. Also, it is not possible to sequence commands (flatMap) that are part of a transaction. Every command has to be atomic and independent of previous results.

import cats.effect.IO
import cats.implicits._
import dev.profunktor.redis4cats._
import dev.profunktor.redis4cats.transactions._

def putStrLn(str: String): IO[Unit] = IO(println(str))

val key1 = "test1"
val key2 = "test2"

val showResult: String => Option[String] => IO[Unit] = key =>
  _.fold(putStrLn(s"Not found key: $key"))(s => putStrLn(s))

commandsApi.use { cmd => // RedisCommands[IO, String, String]
  val tx = RedisTransaction(cmd)

  val getters =
    cmd.get(key1).flatTap(showResult(key1)) *> cmd.get(key2).flatTap(showResult(key2))

  val setters =
      cmd.set(key1, "foo"),
      cmd.set(key2, "bar")

  val failedSetters =
      cmd.set(key1, "qwe"),
      cmd.set(key2, "asd")
    ).traverse(_.start) *> IO.raiseError(new Exception("boom"))

  val tx1 =
  val tx2 =

  getters *> tx1 *> tx2.attempt *> getters.void