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finding the nth salary [message #239818] Wed, 23 May 2007 06:35 Go to next message
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Dear All,

Can anyone tell me the the procedure or the intricacies going under finding the nth highest/lowest salary.

like i have a query:

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

it will find the 2nd highest salary But how it exactly works on Can anone explain it out.

Sumit Sharma
Re: finding the nth salary [message #239825 is a reply to message #239818] Wed, 23 May 2007 06:51 Go to previous message
Michel Cadot
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As this has been answered many and many times I think a little search will (would) give you the answer.

Btw, explain what don't you understand in the query?
Just follow it from inner part (right one here) to outer.


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