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gagani
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Posted - 09/24/2012 :  04:19:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1) I need a query which result in the output of second maximum salary in an employee table.
2) in which year the maximum number of employees hired

employeeid employeename salary hiredate
1 A 1000 01/02/2000
2 B 2000 02/02/2004
3 C 3000 05/09/2008
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bandi
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India
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Posted - 09/24/2012 :  05:41:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1) SELECT MAX(salary) '2nd max sal'
FROM YourTable
WHERE salary < (SELECT MAX(salary) FROM YourTable)


2) SELECT TOP 1 datepart(yy, hire_date) Year, count(employee_id) cnt
FROM YourTable
GROUP BY datepart(yy, hire_date)
ORDER BY cnt DESC

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visakh16
Very Important crosS Applying yaK Herder

India
52317 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2012 :  13:17:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Alternate approach for 1
SELECT employeeid,employeename,salary,hiredate
(
SELECT DENSE_RANK() OVER (ORDER BY Salary DESC) AS Rnk,*
FROM table
)t
WHERE Rnk=2


modified solution for 2 to take care of cases where there are ties ie multiple years with same maximum employee count

SELECT TOP 1  WITH TIES datepart(yy, hire_date) Year, count(employee_id) cnt
FROM YourTable
GROUP BY datepart(yy, hire_date) 
ORDER BY cnt DESC


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