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SQL PUZZLE | Remove all JSON elements BUT first | Advanced SQL

In this puzzle you have to delete all values from the JSON array but first. Please see the sample input and expected output.

Sample Input

(No column name)
{“a”:[1,2,3,4,5,6]}

Expected Output

JSON_F52E2B61-18A1-11d1-B105-00805F49916B
{“a”:[1]}

Script – DDL and INSERT Sample Data

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DECLARE @jsonstr NVARCHAR(MAX) = '{"a":[1,2,3,4,5,6]}'

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SOLUTION – 1

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DECLARE @jsonstr NVARCHAR(MAX) = '{"a":[1,2,3,4,5,6]}'

;WITH CTE AS 
(
  SELECT * FROM OPENJSON(@jsonstr, '$.a')
)
SELECT JSON_QUERY( CONCAT ( '[',STRING_AGG([Value],',') WITHIN GROUP (ORDER BY [key]) ,']') ,'$') a
FROM CTE
WHERE [key] = 0
FOR JSON AUTO, WITHOUT_ARRAY_WRAPPER
GO

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Output – 1

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JSON_F52E2B61-18A1-11d1-B105-00805F49916B
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{"a":[1]}

(1 row affected)

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Enjoy 🙂

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