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query on old employee table


query on old employee table

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ShekharNaidu
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Hi all

one more tricky query I have encountered..(@ an interview)..

we have employee table with manager name and salary..

now the question is..write a query to display employee records order by salary
and the manager record should be the first record in the result...


Thanks ,

Shekhar

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select 1 as myorderBy,name,salary from sometable where manager='Y'
UNION ALL
select 2 as myorderBy,name,salary from sometable where manager='N'
ORDER BY myorderBy,salary



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ShekharNaidu
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hey Lowell


that was awe some... thank u very much.. Smile


Thanks ,

Shekhar

Lowell
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another way without the UNION:

select
CASE
WHEN manager='Y'
THEN 1
ELSE 2
END
as myorderBy,name,salary
from sometable
ORDER BY myorderBy,salary



Lowell

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ShekharNaidu
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Thank you very much lowell... Smile


Thanks ,

Shekhar

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