Drop( num, array )
Drop( num, array )
Drop( num, array )
Drop( num, array )
drop( num, array )
Drop( num, array )


The Drop function returns a new array of the same type that contains the remaining elements, after num have been removed from the head of the array. If num is zero or negative, all elements of the array are returned unmodified.

When applied to a Page, the returned page’s before cursor is adjusted to exclude the dropped elements. As special cases:

  • If num is negative, before does not change.

  • Otherwise if all elements from the original page were dropped (including the case where the page was already empty), before is set to same value as the original page’s after.


Argument Type Definition and Requirements


Array or Page

The drop operations should be performed on this array.



The number of elements to extract from the beginning of the array.


A new array of the same type omitting the first num elements.


The query below creates a new array containing a copy of the last element of the array passed into the function.

client.Query(Drop(2, Arr(1, 2, 3)));
[ 3 ]
curl https://db.fauna.com/ \
    -u fnAChGwBcAACAO70ziE0cfROosNJHdgBmJU1PgpL: \
    -d '{ "drop": 2, "collection": [ 1, 2, 3 ] }'
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
{ "resource": [ 3 ] }
result, _ := client.Query(f.Drop(2, f.Arr{1, 2, 3}))

                 Drop(Value(2), Arr(Value(1), Value(2), Value(3)))
  q.Drop(2, [1, 2, 3])
.then((ret) => console.log(ret))
[ 3 ]
client.query(q.drop(2, [1, 2, 3]))
[ 3 ]
client.query(Drop(2, Arr(1, 2, 3)))
[ 3 ]

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