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head command syntax details

Syntax

The required syntax is in bold.

head
[keeplast = (true | false)]
[while "("<boolean-expression>")"]
[<limit>]

Required arguments

None. If no options are specified, the head command returns the first 10 results.

Optional arguments

keeplast
Syntax: keeplast=<boolean>
Description: Use in conjunction with the while argument to determine whether the last result in the result set is retained. The last result returned is the result that caused the <boolean-expression> to evaluate to false or NULL. Set keeplast=true to retain the last result in the result set. Set keeplast=false to discard the last result.
Default: true
limit
Syntax: <integer>
Description: The number of results to return.
Default: 10
while
Syntax: while "("<boolean-expression>")"
Description: A expression that evaluates to either true or false, such as <field>=<value>. You cannot use statistical functions in the expression.
Default: false

See also

head command
head command overview
head command usage
head command examples
Last modified on 03 October, 2021
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