SQL MEDIAN Function Syntax
SELECT MEDIAN(numeric column / formula) FROM table_name WHERE conditions;
SQL MEDIAN Function Examples
Suppose we have a table named “Employee” with the data as shown below.
We will see the usage of Oracle MEDIAN Function below.
SQL MEDIAN Function – Simple Usage
The simplest use of Oracle MEDIAN Function would be to calculate MEDIAN of a column.
For example: Oracle MEDIAN query returns the median of salaries from employee table.
SELECT MEDIAN(salary) Median_Salary FROM employee;
Above mentioned Oracle MEDIAN query returned ‘28000’ as median of salaries.
Note: We have aliased MEDIAN(Salary) as Median_Salary.
SQL MEDIAN Function – Using Formula Example
Oracle MEDIAN Function also accepts formula as parameter.
For example: Oracle MEDIAN query returns median of salaries*(commission/100) from employee table as shown below
SELECT MEDIAN(salary*(commission/100)) Median_Salary_Comm FROM employee;
Above mentioned SQL MEDIAN query returned ‘3600’ as median of salary*(commission/100).
Note: We have aliased MEDIAN(salary*(commission/100)) as Median_Salary_Comm