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remove() Function

Function

remove( array, index )

Removes the value at a given index from an array, and returns the resulting array.

Parameters

Keyword Type Description

array

Any Type Array

The array to modify.

index

Integer or Integer Array

The one-based index or array of indices whose values should be removed.

Returns

Any Type Array

Usage considerations

Using the index parameter

The index value must be greater than or equal to 1.

Understanding results

Passing an empty array to the array parameter returns an empty array.

Passing an empty array to the index parameter returns the original array value.

Examples

Remove one value from an array

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remove({10, 20, 30, 40}, 4)

Returns {10, 20, 30}.

Remove multiple values from an array

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remove({10, 20, 30, 40}, {2, 4})

Returns {10, 30}.

Remove the second to last item in an array

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a!localVariables(
  local!list: { 1, 2, 3, null, 4 },
  remove(local!list, count(local!list) - 1)
)

Returns {1, 2, 3, 4}.

Remove CDTs from an array where a field matches a certain value

These CDT values are for reference only. If you copy and paste this expression, it will not evaluate. Use this as a reference only.

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a!localVariables(
  local!customers: {
    'type!{urn:com:appian:types:AS:FS}AS_FS_Customer'(customerId: 1),
    'type!{urn:com:appian:types:AS:FS}AS_FS_Customer'(),
    'type!{urn:com:appian:types:AS:FS}AS_FS_Customer'(customerId: 2),
    'type!{urn:com:appian:types:AS:FS}AS_FS_Customer'()
  },
  local!newCustomers: wherecontains(tointeger(null), local!customers.customerId),
  remove(local!customers, local!newCustomers)
)

Returns {'type!Customer'('customerId': 1), 'type!Customer'('customerId': 2)}.'

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Compatible
Offline Mobile Compatible
Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Compatible

Can be used to create a custom record field that only evaluates at sync time.

Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Compatible
Process Events Compatible
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remove() Function

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