drop() function

drop() removes specified columns from a table.

Columns are specified either through a list or a predicate function. When a dropped column is part of the group key, it is removed from the key. If a specified column is not present in a table, the function returns an error.

Function type signature
(<-tables: stream[A], ?columns: [string], ?fn: (column: string) => bool) => stream[B] where A: Record, B: Record
For more information, see Function type signatures.



List of columns to remove from input tables. Mutually exclusive with fn.


Predicate function with a column parameter that returns a boolean value indicating whether or not the column should be removed from input tables. Mutually exclusive with columns.


Input data. Default is piped-forward data (<-).


Drop a list of columns

import "sampledata"
    |> drop(columns: ["_time", "tag"])

View example input and output

Drop columns matching a predicate

import "sampledata"
    |> drop(fn: (column) => column =~ /^t/)

View example input and output

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