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Record UDF Example – Message Queue

The example that used to live here has been removed, because the functionality implemented in Lua is now native to the List data type.

Native operations perform and scale better than UDFs, and can be chained into single record transactions. Whenever possible, they should be used over a UDF.

See: Functional Benefits of UDFs.

Queues using Lists

The List API provides atomic operations on unordered and ordered lists. Each client implements the following server functions.

Unordered [ 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233 ]


append_items([377, 610], UNORDERED)


remove_by_index_range(VALUE, 0, 1)

For example, see the Python client's aerospike_helpers.operations.list_operations for the list_append_items, list_get_by_index_range and list_remove_by_index_range methods.