I have a matrix block that calls a category channel. The categories are nested three levels "deep" at times. I want to select first, second or third level links as needed.

When I use .last(), I can get the full url path to return. When I use .nth(n), I have to specify a value, which automatically limits the link path to that level of "deepness".

What can I do to get the .last() functionality, without using .last()?

Note: .last() will be deprecated going forward in Craft 3 and beyond.

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If you are not going to update your current project to Craft 3 (which will break nearly all your templates and all plugins anyway) you don't need to bother about that message. This is only for Craft 3 and not for Craft 2.

Otherwise looking in the docs might be a good idea. You can do

{% set query = craft.entries().section('news') %}
{% set total = query.count() %}
{% set last = query.nth(total - 1) %}


{% set oldest = craft.entries()
  • So I am working in Craft 3 already and that link to the docs is very useful. I implemented nth(query.count() - 1) and it worked great. Thank you.
    – TRIM
    Nov 30, 2017 at 1:29
  • That docs link is now dead. This one might be comparable. It also suggests: In most cases you can replace calls to .last() with .inReverse().one()
    – kr37
    Mar 28, 2018 at 6:38
  • @kr37 your link is now dead as well. Any updated? Mar 8, 2020 at 13:33
  • At this point, I'd say go to https://docs.craftcms.com/v3/ and search for inReverse
    – kr37
    Mar 9, 2020 at 14:22

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