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ReQL command: nth

Command syntax

sequence.nth(index) → object
selection.nth(index) → selection<object>


Get the nth element of a sequence, counting from zero. If the argument is negative, count from the last element.

Example: Select the second element in the array.

r.expr([1,2,3]).nth(1).run(conn, callback)
r.expr([1,2,3])(1).run(conn, callback)

Example: Select the bronze medalist from the competitors.

r.table('players').orderBy({index: r.desc('score')}).nth(3).run(conn, callback)

Example: Select the last place competitor.

r.table('players').orderBy({index: r.desc('score')}).nth(-1).run(conn, callback)

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