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Reading key-value pairs

To get the value for a given key, you can call the get method on any namespace you’ve bound to your script:


The method returns a promise you can await to get the value. If the key is not found, the promise will resolve with the literal value null.

Here’s an example of reading a key from within a Worker:

addEventListener('fetch', event => {

async function handleRequest(request) {
  const value = await FIRST_KV_NAMESPACE.get("first-key")
  if (value === null) {
    return new Response("Value not found", {status: 404})

  return new Response(value)

You can also read key-value pairs from the command line with wrangler.

Finally, you can also read from the API.


You can pass an optional type parameter to the get method as well:

NAMESPACE.get(key, type)

The type parameter can be any of:

  • "text": (default) a string
  • "json": an object decoded from a JSON string
  • "arrayBuffer": An ArrayBuffer instance.
  • "stream": A ReadableStream.

For simple values it often makes sense to use the default "text" type which provides you with your value as a string. For convenience a "json" type is also specified which will convert a JSON value into an object before returning it to you. For large values you can request a ReadableStream, and for binary values an ArrayBuffer.