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Returns a list that skips the specified number of elements at the beginning of the list.


list as list,
optional countOrCondition as any
) as list


Returns a list that removes the first element of list list. If list is an empty list an empty list is returned.This function takes an optional parameter, countOrCondition, to support removing multiple values as listed below.

  • If a number is specified, up to that many items are removed.
  • If a condition is specified, the returned list begins with the first element in list that meets the criteria. Once an item fails the condition, no further items are considered.
  • If this parameter is null, the default behavior is observed.


Example #1

Create a list from {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} without the first 3 numbers.

List.RemoveFirstN({1, 2, 3, 4, 5}, 3)


{4, 5}

Example #2

Create a list from {5, 4, 2, 6, 1} that starts with a number less than 3.

List.RemoveFirstN({5, 4, 2, 6, 1}, each _ > 3)


{2, 6, 1}


List.Transformation functions