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ReQL command: includes

Command syntax

sequence.includes(geometry) → sequence

geometry.includes(geometry) → bool


Tests whether a geometry object is completely contained within another. When applied to a sequence of geometry objects, includes acts as a filter, returning a sequence of objects from the sequence that include the argument.

Example: Is a point included within a 2000-meter circle?

Object point1 = r.point(-117.220406,32.719464);
Object point2 = r.point(-117.206201,32.725186);, 2000).includes(point2).run(conn);

// Result:

Example: Which of the locations in a list of parks include a given circle?

import com.rethinkdb.gen.ast.Circle;

Circle circle1 =, 32.719464), 10)
                  .optArg("unit", "mi");


The includes command cannot take advantage of a geospatial secondary index. If you’re working with large data sets, consider using an index and getIntersecting before includes to narrow down the initial result set.

Example: Rewrite the previous example with getIntersecting.

Circle circle1 =, 32.719464), 10)
                  .optArg("unit", "mi");

 .optArg("index", "area").g("area")

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