How to get second-highest salary employees in a table

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It's a question I got this afternoon:

There a table contains ID, Name, and Salary of Employees, get names of the second-highest salary employees, in SQL Server

Here's my answer, I just wrote it in paper and not sure that it's perfectly valid, but it seems to work:

SELECT Name FROM Employees WHERE Salary = 
( SELECT DISTINCT TOP (1) Salary FROM Employees WHERE Salary NOT IN
 (SELECT DISTINCT TOP (1) Salary FROM Employees ORDER BY Salary DESCENDING)
ORDER BY Salary DESCENDING)

I think it's ugly, but it's the only solution come to my mind.

Can you suggest me a better query?

Thank you very much.


 

Nov 4, 2022 in Others by gaurav
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1 answer to this question.

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SELECT MAX(SALARY) FROM Employee WHERE SALARY < (SELECT MAX(SALARY) FROM Employee); This query will give you the desired output i.e 12000, which is the second highest salary.

answered Nov 7, 2022 by gaurav
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