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PERCENT_RANK function [Ranking]

For any row X, defined by the function's arguments and ORDER BY specification, the PERCENT_RANK function determines the rank of row X - 1, divided by the number of rows in the group.

PERCENT_RANK( ) OVER ( window-spec )
window-spec : see the Remarks section below

The PERCENT_RANK function returns a DOUBLE value between 0 and 1.


Elements of window-spec can be specified either in the function syntax (inline), or in conjunction with a WINDOW clause in the SELECT statement. When used as a window function, you must specify an ORDER BY clause, you may specify a PARTITION BY clause, however, you can not specify a ROWS or RANGE clause. See the window-spec definition provided in WINDOW clause.

For more information about using window functions in SELECT statements, including working examples, see Window functions.

See also
Standards and compatibility
  • SQL/2003   SQL/OLAP feature T612.


The following example returns a result set that shows the ranking of New York employees' salaries by gender. The results are ranked in descending order and are partitioned by gender.

SELECT DepartmentID, Surname, Salary, Sex,
ORDER BY Salary DESC) "Rank"
FROM Employees 
WHERE State IN ('NY');
DepartmentID Surname Salary Sex Rank
200 Martel 55700.000 M 0
100 Guevara 42998.000 M 0.333333333
100 Soo 39075.000 M 0.666666667
400 Ahmed 34992.000 M 1
300 Davidson 57090.000 F 0
400 Blaikie 54900.000 F 0.333333333
100 Whitney 45700.000 F 0.666666667
400 Wetherby 35745.000 F 1