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Question: Find out nth highest salary from emp table

Answer: SELECT DISTINCT (a.sal) FROM EMP A WHERE &N = (SELECT COUNT (DISTINCT (b.sal)) FROM EMP B WHERE a.sal<=b.sal);
For Eg:-
Enter value for n: 2
SAL
---------
3700



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Question: Find out nth highest salary from emp table
Answer:

SELECT DISTINCT (a.sal) FROM EMP A WHERE &N = (SELECT COUNT (DISTINCT (b.sal)) FROM EMP B WHERE a.sal<=b.sal);
For Eg:-
Enter value for n: 2
SAL
---------
3700 Source: CoolInterview.com


select min(sal) from (select DISTINCT sal from emp order by sal desc) where rownum <=&n
/ Source: CoolInterview.com

Answered by: Prem Singh | Date: 8/16/2008 | Contact Prem Singh Contact Prem Singh

Select * from ( select rank() over (partition by sal order by sal desc NULLS LAST) rn from tablename)
where rn = &N; Source: CoolInterview.com

Answered by: Ram Prasad Panda | Date: 6/25/2009 | Contact Ram Prasad Panda Contact Ram Prasad Panda

select max(sal) from emp;
we want to deptno wise;


select deptno,max(sal) from emp group by deptno; Source: CoolInterview.com

Answered by: hariesh | Date: 1/22/2010 | Contact hariesh Contact hariesh

Select * from ( select rank() over (partition by sal order by sal desc NULLS LAST) rn from tablename)
where rn = &N;


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Answered by: Frances | Date: 1/26/2010 | Contact Frances Contact Frances

select ename,sal,deptno,job from emp where sal=(select max(sal) from emp where level = &levelno
connect by prior sal>sal
group by level) Source: CoolInterview.com

Answered by: yvreddy | Date: 1/27/2010 | Contact yvreddy Contact yvreddy

select rownum,sal from (select rownum,sal from emp order by sal desc )group by rownum,sal having rownum=&N
/
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Answered by: Prabhu | Date: 4/21/2010 | Contact Prabhu Contact Prabhu

SELECT * FROM(SELECT EMPNO,ENAME,DEPTNO,SAL,RANK()
OVER(ORDER BY SAL) TOPSAL
FROM EMP)
WHERE topsal=&nth; Source: CoolInterview.com

Answered by: MAHESH | Date: 4/24/2010 | Contact MAHESH Contact MAHESH

SELECT * FROM
(SELECT ENAME,SAL,
DENSC_RANK()
OVER(ORDER BY SAL DESE)MAXRANK
WHERE MAXRANK<=&GIVENRANK Source: CoolInterview.com

Answered by: SARATH | Date: 6/10/2010 | Contact SARATH Contact SARATH

for nth highest salary:

select distinct salary ,last_name from employees e where &n =(select count(distinct salary) from employees e1 where e1.salary>e.salary)

when n=0,it gives highest salary,
n=1 ,it gives 2nd highest salary and so on Source: CoolInterview.com

Answered by: aswathy | Date: 6/11/2010 | Contact aswathy Contact aswathy

select max sal from emp where sal=select max(sal) from emp;
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Answered by: Srinu | Date: 6/22/2010 | Contact Srinu Contact Srinu

SELECT DISTINCT a.sal
FROM emp a,
(SELECT ROWNUM AS cnt, a.*
FROM (SELECT DISTINCT sal
FROM emp
ORDER BY sal DESC) a) b
WHERE a.sal = b.sal AND b.cnt = :a Source: CoolInterview.com

Answered by: Satya | Date: 6/25/2010 | Contact Satya Contact Satya

select max(sal)from emp; Source: CoolInterview.com

Answered by: Amit | Date: 8/18/2010 | Contact Amit Contact Amit


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