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SKIP controls the number of tuples to skip from the start of the queryResult. It is often used within in an ORDER BY clause to skip the top k tuples from the query result. Note: SKIP accepts any expression that can be evaluated to an integer.

We will use the example database for demonstration, whose schema and data import commands are given here.

For example, the following query skips the youngest 2 users and returns the rest of the users’ ages. Query:

MATCH (u:User)
ORDER BY u.age


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| Karissa |
| Zhang |

If you omit the ORDER BY, you would skip some k tuples in a SKIP k query but you have no guarantee about which ones will be skipped.