Function APOC Core

apoc.agg.last(value) - returns last value


apoc.agg.last(value :: ANY?) :: (ANY?)

Input parameters

Name Type Default




Usage Examples

The examples in this section are based on the following sample graph:

CREATE (Keanu:Person {name:'Keanu Reeves', born:1964})
CREATE (TomH:Person {name:'Tom Hanks', born:1956})

CREATE (TheMatrix:Movie {title:'The Matrix', released:1999, tagline:'Welcome to the Real World'})
CREATE (TheMatrixReloaded:Movie {title:'The Matrix Reloaded', released:2003, tagline:'Free your mind'})
CREATE (TheMatrixRevolutions:Movie {title:'The Matrix Revolutions', released:2003, tagline:'Everything that has a beginning has an end'})
CREATE (YouveGotMail:Movie {title:"You've Got Mail", released:1998, tagline:'At odds in life... in love on-line.'})
CREATE (SleeplessInSeattle:Movie {title:'Sleepless in Seattle', released:1993, tagline:'What if someone you never met, someone you never saw, someone you never knew was the only someone for you?'})

CREATE (Keanu)-[:ACTED_IN {roles:['Neo']}]->(TheMatrix)
CREATE (Keanu)-[:ACTED_IN {roles:['Neo']}]->(TheMatrixReloaded)
CREATE (Keanu)-[:ACTED_IN {roles:['Neo']}]->(TheMatrixRevolutions)

CREATE (TomH)-[:ACTED_IN {roles:['Joe Fox']}]->(YouveGotMail)
CREATE (TomH)-[:ACTED_IN {roles:['Sam Baldwin']}]->(SleeplessInSeattle);

This function provides a more efficient way of getting the last value in a collection. For example, to find the newest movie that each person has acted in, we could write the following query:

MATCH (p:Person)-[:ACTED_IN]->(movie)
WITH p, movie
ORDER BY p, movie.released
RETURN p.name AS person, collect(movie)[-1] AS latestMovie;

This query collects all of the movies into memory, before returning just the last one. We can avoid this build up of in memory state by using the apoc.agg.last aggregation function, as shown below:

MATCH (p:Person)-[:ACTED_IN]->(movie)
WITH p, movie
ORDER BY p, movie.released
RETURN p.name AS person, apoc.agg.last(movie) AS latestMovie;
Table 1. Results
person latestMovie

"Keanu Reeves"

(:Movie {title: "Something’s Gotta Give", released: 2003})

"Tom Hanks"

(:Movie {tagline: "Everything is connected", title: "Cloud Atlas", released: 2012})