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Question: How to find second maximum value from a table?

Answer: select max(field1) from tname1 where field1=(select max(field1) from tname1 where field1<(select max(field1) from tname1);

Field1- Salary field

Tname= Table name.

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Question: How to find second maximum value from a table?


select max(field1) from tname1 where field1=(select max(field1) from tname1 where field1<(select max(field1) from tname1);

Field1- Salary field

Tname= Table name.

select max(column_name) from table_name where column_name not in (select max(no1) from table_name) Source:

Answered by: Abhinav Purwar | Date: | Contact Abhinav Purwar Contact Abhinav Purwar


Answered by: Anil | Date: | Contact Anil Contact Anil

select sal from emp where sal=
(select min(sal) from
(select sal from emp order by sal desc)
where rownum<=&2); Source:

Answered by: pragalathan.k | Date: | Contact pragalathan.k Contact pragalathan.k

select max(salary) from employee
where salary not in(select max(salary) from employee)

Answered by: Ravindra Singh | Date: | Contact Ravindra Singh Contact Ravindra Singh


Select max(Column Name) from Table Name where Column Name < (Select max(Column Name) from Table Name);


Select max(Salary) from Employee where salary < (Select max(Salary) from Employee); Source:

Answered by: Sushil Vidyarthi | Date: | Contact Sushil Vidyarthi Contact Sushil Vidyarthi

select max(field1)from(select field1 from table minus select max(field1) from table); Source:

Answered by: ritesh vishwakarma | Date: | Contact ritesh vishwakarma Contact ritesh vishwakarma

select * from emp where amount<(select min(amount) from emp)

Desc: emp-Table name
amount-column name Source:

Answered by: suneel | Date: 12/17/2007 | Contact suneel Contact suneel

select top 1 * from salary where salary <(select max(salary) from salary) Source:

Answered by: Dharanidharan | Date: 1/7/2008 | Contact Dharanidharan Contact Dharanidharan

select last_name,job_id,salary
from employees e
where &n=(select count(salary) from(select distinct salary from employees)
where e.salary<=salary)
-------------------- by this query we can find nth maximum salary(in this time) very easily Source:

Answered by: arnab | Date: 1/13/2008 | Contact arnab Contact arnab

Instead of writing 2-3 times you can use this...

select max(id) from award where id <(select max(id) from award) Source:

Answered by: Pankaj Soni | Date: 1/31/2008 | Contact Pankaj Soni Contact Pankaj Soni

select * from emp a where 2 =(select count(distinct sal) from emp b where a.sal<=b.sal) Source:

Answered by: Prabhu | Date: 4/29/2009 | Contact Prabhu Contact Prabhu

select max(sal) from emp where sal< select max(sal) from emp Source:

Answered by: Shabbir Alam | Date: 8/19/2009 | Contact Shabbir Alam Contact Shabbir Alam

Below is the easiest query for findind nth highest or lowest salary.....

select max(sal) from emp where level=2 connect by prior sal>sal

for finding the nth lowest salary we can use sal<sal..........


Answered by: Shailesh Dhamane | Date: 9/16/2009 | Contact Shailesh Dhamane Contact Shailesh Dhamane

Suppose We can get the second highest salary from emp table by using level as......
select level,max(sal)
from emp
connect by prior sal>sal
where level=&level
group by level;

Answered by: Pradeep Mishra | Date: 9/16/2009 | Contact Pradeep Mishra Contact Pradeep Mishra

if you need to see only second max salary try this..

select rn,sal from
(select rownum rn,sal from
(select sal from emp order by sal desc)) where nm = 2; Source:

Answered by: Mithilesh | Date: 10/2/2009 | Contact Mithilesh Contact Mithilesh

select * from emp a where 1 =(select count(distinct sal) from emp b where a.sal<=b.sal)


Answered by: Vijay | Date: 2/11/2010 | Contact Vijay Contact Vijay

select *from emp e where $n = (select *from emp m where e.sal<=m.sal)

it may ask u like

enter the value of n : 3
gives u top 3 salary

Answered by: Ram | Date: 6/3/2010 | Contact Ram Contact Ram

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