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Documentation SurrealQL Statements FOR statement

FOR statement

The FOR statement can be used to iterate over the values of an array, and to perform certain actions with those values.

Statement syntax

FOR @item IN @iteratable @block

Example usage

The following query shows example usage of this statement.

-- Create a person for everyone in the array
FOR $name IN ['Tobie', 'Jaime'] {
	CREATE type::thing('person', $name) CONTENT {
		name: $name

The following query shows the FOR statement being used update a property on every user matching certain criteria.

-- Set can_vote to true for every person over 18 years old.
FOR $person IN (SELECT VALUE id FROM person WHERE age >= 18) {
	UPDATE $person SET can_vote = true;