Rank Scores

Desicription

Write a SQL query to rank scores. If there is a tie between two scores, both should have the same ranking. Note that after a tie, the next ranking number should be the next consecutive integer value. In other words, there should be no “holes” between ranks.

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+----+-------+
| Id | Score |
+----+-------+
| 1 | 3.50 |
| 2 | 3.65 |
| 3 | 4.00 |
| 4 | 3.85 |
| 5 | 4.00 |
| 6 | 3.65 |
+----+-------+

For example, given the above Scores table, your query should generate the following report (order by highest score):

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+-------+------+
| Score | Rank |
+-------+------+
| 4.00 | 1 |
| 4.00 | 1 |
| 3.85 | 2 |
| 3.65 | 3 |
| 3.65 | 3 |
| 3.50 | 4 |
+-------+------+

Solution

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SELECT
Score,
(SELECT COUNT(*) FROM (SELECT DISTINCT Score s FROM Scores) tmpTable WHERE s >= Score) Rank
FROM Scores
ORDER BY Score DESC