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Royce Roy
Royce Roy

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Posted on    March-02-2015 6:37 AM


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I am working on a project where there is a requirement to get TOP 5 salaries excluding MAX salary. Suppose MAX salary is 67000, then I have to show top five salaries excluding 67000.

Takeshi Okada
Takeshi Okada

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Posted on    March-02-2015 6:41 AM

You can use below query to get your desired result

select Top 5 Salary from Employee where Salary < (select MAX(salary) from Employee) order by salary desc

jacob rasel
jacob rasel

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Posted on    March-02-2015 6:43 AM

You can use ranking to get top 5 salaries excluding the highest salary

SELECT Top 5 Salary from (SELECT Salary, DENSE_RANK() OVER (ORDER BY Salary Desc) AS Rnk FROM Employee) as emp where emp.Rnk > 1

Mayank Tripathi
Mayank Tripathi

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Posted on    March-02-2015 6:44 AM


SQL Server has OFFSET through which you can exclude first row, so you can just sort the records by salary in descending order and remove first row, it will give you what you want.

Here is the SQL Query that could help you:

select Salary from Employee ORDER BY salary DESC OFFSET 1 ROWS FETCH NEXT 5 ROWS ONLY

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