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ReQL command: range

Command syntax

r.range() → stream
r.range([start_value, ]end_value) → stream


Generate a stream of sequential integers in a specified range.

range takes 0, 1 or 2 arguments:

  • With no arguments, range returns an “infinite” stream from 0 up to and including the maximum integer value;
  • With one argument, range returns a stream from 0 up to but not including the end value;
  • With two arguments, range returns a stream from the start value up to but not including the end value.

Note that the left bound (including the implied left bound of 0 in the 0- and 1-argument form) is always closed and the right bound is always open: the start value will always be included in the returned range and the end value will not be included in the returned range.

Any specified arguments must be integers, or a ReqlRuntimeError will be thrown. If the start value is equal or to higher than the end value, no error will be thrown but a zero-element stream will be returned.

Example: Return a four-element range of [0, 1, 2, 3].

> r.range(4).run(conn)

[0, 1, 2, 3]

You can also use the limit command with the no-argument variant to achieve the same result in this case:

> r.range().limit(4).run(conn)

[0, 1, 2, 3]

Example: Return a range from -5 through 5.

> r.range(-5, 6).run(conn)

[-5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

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