DataWeave 2.2 is compatible and bundled with Mule 4.2. Standard Support for Mule 4.2 ended on May 2, 2021, and this version of Mule will reach its End of Life on May 2, 2023, when Extended Support ends.

Deployments of new applications to CloudHub that use this version of Mule are no longer allowed. Only in-place updates to applications are permitted.

MuleSoft recommends that you upgrade to the latest version of Mule 4 that is in Standard Support so that your applications run with the latest fixes and security enhancements.

drop(Array<T>, Number): Array<T>

Drops the first n elements. It returns the original array when n <= 0 and an empty array when n > sizeOf(array).

Introduced in DataWeave 2.2.0. Supported by Mule 4.2 and later.


Name Description


The left array of elements.


The number of elements to take.


This example returns an array that only contains the third element of the input array. It drops the first two elements from the output.


 %dw 2.0
 import * from dw::core::Arrays
 var users = ["Mariano", "Leandro", "Julian"]
 output application/json
 drop(users, 2)



Was this article helpful?

💙 Thanks for your feedback!

Edit on GitHub
Submit your feedback!
Share your thoughts to help us build the best documentation experience for you!
Take our latest survey!