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SQL query to find the 2nd highest salary using Fetch First.

 
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arindambanerjee

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:07 am    Post subject: SQL query to find the 2nd highest salary using Fetch First.
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Hi All,

Can you please suggest if the below SQL query will extract the details of the employee with 2nd highest salary from EMP table:

Select * from EMP where sal=(
(select sal from EMP having sal=max(sal) fetch first 2 rows only ordered by descending)
) fetch first 1 row only ordered by ascending;;;
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PeterHolland

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:37 pm    Post subject:
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I dont need a query to find out who is the second best payed. I am the best paid employee, so i dont care who gets less. icon_biggrin.gif
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GuyC

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:17 pm    Post subject: Re: SQL query to find the 2nd highest salary using Fetch Fir
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arindambanerjee wrote:
Hi All,

Can you please suggest if the below SQL query will extract the details of the employee with 2nd highest salary from EMP table:

Select * from EMP where sal=(
(select sal from EMP having sal=max(sal) fetch first 2 rows only ordered by descending)
) fetch first 1 row only ordered by ascending;;;

No, it won't
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Mukesh Pandey

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:25 pm    Post subject:
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Try this..

select MAX(SAL) from emp
where sal not in(select MAX(SAL) from emp)
with ur;
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