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The $skip operator is a useful tool for paginating query results or skipping over a specified number of documents in a collection. This operator can be applied in the aggregation pipeline using the skip() method.

In the following example, we will demonstrate how to use the $skip operator:

    $skip: <number>

Here, <number> is the number of documents you want to skip in the collection.


Let’s say we have a collection named employees and we want to skip the first 5 documents of the collection (e.g., for paginating results). We can do this using the $skip operator:

    $skip: 5,

Important Notes

  • The $skip operator does not guarantee the order of documents passed through, so it’s recommended you use $sort before $skip when order matters.
  • For better performance, consider combining $skip with additional filters, and placing it later in the pipeline.

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