DATETIME SELECT SELECT INTO DATE PAD STRING DYNAMIC SQL CURSOR MONEY FORMAT PERCENT STORED PROCEDURE SQL SERVER AGENT JOB OPTIMIZATION WHILE LOOP OVER PARTITION BY UPDATE
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How to find the top n salaries by department?

Execute the following Microsoft SQL Server T-SQL script in SSMS Query Editor to calculate the top 5 salaries for each department.

To simplify the main SELECT, the query uses triple-nested CTEs for the calculation along with the ROW_NUMBER(), OVER and PARTITION BY new features of SQL Server 2005 T-SQL.

USE AdventureWorks;

DECLARE @n int

SET @n=5 

;WITH cteLastRaiseDate (EmployeeID, LastChangeDate)

AS

(

SELECT EmployeeID, MAX(RateChangeDate)

FROM HumanResources.EmployeePayHistory

GROUP BY EmployeeID

),

ctePayRate(EmployeeID, Rate)

AS

(

SELECT eph.EmployeeID, eph.Rate

FROM HumanResources.EmployeePayHistory eph

JOIN cteLastRaiseDate lrd

ON eph.EmployeeID = lrd.EmployeeID

AND eph.RateChangeDate = lrd.LastChangeDate

),

cteSalaryMaxDown as

(

SELECT Department = d.Name, Rate,

[SeqNoMaxDown] = row_number() over (partition by d.DepartmentID order by Rate Desc)

FROM ctePayRate eph

JOIN HumanResources.Employee e

ON eph.EmployeeID = e.EmployeeID

JOIN HumanResources.EmployeeDepartmentHistory edh

ON edh.EmployeeID = e.EmployeeID

JOIN HumanResources.Department d

ON edh.DepartmentID = d.DepartmentID

WHERE EndDate is null)

 

select Department, Rate='$'+convert(varchar,Rate), SeqNoMaxDown

from cteSalaryMaxDown

where SeqNoMaxDown < @n

Order by Department

 

 

 

Partial Results:

Department Rate     SeqNoMaxDown
Document Control $17.79 1
Document Control $16.83 2
Document Control $16.83 3
Document Control $10.25 4
Document Control $10.25 5
Engineering $63.46 1
Engineering $43.27 2
Engineering $36.06 3
Engineering $32.69 4
Engineering $32.69 5
Executive $125.50 1
Executive $60.10 2
Facilities and Maintenance $24.04 1

 

Exam Prep 70-461
Exam 70-461
DATETIME SELECT SELECT INTO DATE PAD STRING DYNAMIC SQL CURSOR MONEY FORMAT PERCENT STORED PROCEDURE SQL SERVER AGENT JOB OPTIMIZATION WHILE LOOP OVER PARTITION BY UPDATE