Select Range of Records Based on a Condition in SQL Server 2005/2008

In one of the reports, my clients wanted to retrieve a list of Employees who take Sick Leaves. The requirement was to retrieve Employees falling in 40% to 60% range of all Employees who take Sick Leaves. I found the HumanResources.Employee table of the AdventureWorks database to be a good test base to show you the query for the same.

Here’s the query to retrieve records falling in a range

SELECT EmployeeID, Title, Gender, SickLeaveHours
FROM HumanResources.Employee
WHERE SickLeaveHours IN
SELECT TOP 60 PERCENT SickLeaveHours FROM HumanResources.Employee
ORDER BY SickLeaveHours
AND SickLeaveHours NOT IN
SELECT TOP 40 PERCENT SickLeaveHours FROM HumanResources.Employee
ORDER BY SickLeaveHours

The result of running this query is that data for 54 Employees out of 290 Employees are retrieved who fall in between 40 to 60% of all Employee who take sick leaves

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