XQuery - remove Function


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The remove function is used to remove an item in a given sequence from any position. This function returns the modified sequence but the original sequence is not altered.

Syntax

remove($seq as item()*, $position as xs:integer)

Input Parameters

  • $seq − provided sequence. Sequence can contain 0 or more items.

  • $position − index of item where it is to be removed. Index starts from 1.

Example

XQuery Expression

let $items := (1,2,3,4,5,6)
let $new-items := remove($items,4)
return
   <result>   
      
      <items>
      {
         for $item in $new-items
         return <item>{$item}</item>
      }
      </items>
      
   </result>

Output

<result>
   <items>
      <item>1</item>
      <item>2</item>
      <item>3</item>
      <item>5</item>
      <item>6</item>
   </items>
</result>

Verify the Result

In order to test the above-mentioned functionality, replace the contents of books.xqy (mentioned in Environment Setup chapter) with the above XQuery expression and execute the XQueryTester java program to verify the result.

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