Neo4j - Skip Clause


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The SKIP clause is used to define from which row to start including the rows in the output.

Example

Before proceeding with the example, create 5 nodes as shown below.

CREATE(Dhawan:player{name:"shikar Dhawan", YOB: 1985, runs:363, country: "India"})
CREATE(Jonathan:player{name:"Jonathan Trott", YOB:1981, runs:229, country:"South Africa"})
CREATE(Sangakkara:player{name:"Kumar Sangakkara", YOB:1977, runs:222, country:"Srilanka"})
CREATE(Rohit:player{name:"Rohit Sharma", YOB: 1987, runs:177, country:"India"})
CREATE(Virat:player{name:"Virat Kohli", YOB: 1988, runs:176, country:"India"})

Following is a sample Cypher Query which returns all the nodes in the database skipping the first 3 nodes.

MATCH (n)  
RETURN n.name, n.runs 
ORDER BY n.runs DESC 
SKIP 3 

To execute the above query, carry out the following steps −

Step 1 − Open the Neo4j desktop App and start the Neo4j Server. Open the built-in browser app of Neo4j using the URL http://localhost:7474/ as shown in the following screenshot.

Browser App

Step 2 − Copy and paste the desired query in the dollar prompt and press the play button (to execute the query) highlighted in the following screenshot.

Skip

Result

On executing, you will get the following result.

Skip Result

Skip Using Expression

You can skip the records of a result using an expression.

Example

Following is a sample Cypher Query which uses the SKIP clause with an expression.

MATCH (n)  
RETURN n.name, n.runs 
ORDER BY n.runs DESC 
SKIP toInt (2*rand())+ 1 

Step 1 − Open the Neo4j desktop App and start the Neo4j Server. Open the built-in browser app of Neo4j using the URL http://localhost:7474/ as shown in the following screenshot.

Browser App

Step 2 − Copy and paste the desired query in the dollar prompt and press the play button (to execute the query) highlighted in the following screenshot.

Skip Expression

Result

On executing, you will get the following result.

Skip Expression Result

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