AdventureWorks Database: Return the top ten employees ranked by their salary

SQL Query - AdventureWorks: Exercise-117 with Solution

117. From the following table write a query in SQL to return the top ten employees ranked by their salary.

Sample table: HumanResources.EmployeePayHistory

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Sample Solution:

SELECT BusinessEntityID, Rate,   
       DENSE_RANK() OVER (ORDER BY Rate DESC) AS RankBySalary  
FROM HumanResources.EmployeePayHistory

Sample Output:

businessentityid|rate   |rankbysalary|
               1|  125.5|           1|
              25|84.1346|           2|
             273|72.1154|           3|
               2|63.4615|           4|
             234|60.0962|           5|
             263|50.4808|           6|
               7|50.4808|           6|
             234|48.5577|           7|
             287| 48.101|           8|
             274| 48.101|           8|

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