To select two columns with one as the maximum value in Oracle, you can use a subquery to find the maximum value in one column and then join it with the original table based on that maximum value using a WHERE clause. This way, you can retrieve the corresponding values from the other column in the same row as the maximum value in the first column.

## How to handle multiple max values in Oracle?

If you have a situation where you have multiple values that are tied for the maximum value in a column in Oracle, you can use the following SQL query to return all the rows with the maximum value:

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SELECT * FROM your_table WHERE your_column = (SELECT MAX(your_column) FROM your_table); |

This query will return all the rows in the table where the value of your_column is equal to the maximum value in that column. This way, you will be able to see all the rows that have the maximum value, even if there are multiple rows that meet this criteria.

## How to handle duplicate values when selecting two columns with one as max in Oracle?

To handle duplicate values when selecting two columns with one as max in Oracle, you can use the `RANK()`

function in combination with a subquery. Here's an example query:

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SELECT column1, column2 FROM ( SELECT column1, column2, RANK() OVER (ORDER BY column2 DESC) AS r FROM your_table ) WHERE r = 1; |

In this query:

- RANK() OVER (ORDER BY column2 DESC) assigns a rank to each row based on the value of column2 in descending order.
- The outer query then filters the results to only include rows where the rank is equal to 1, i.e., the row with the maximum value of column2.
- If there are duplicate maximum values in column2, this query will return all rows with the maximum value.

By using the `RANK()`

function in this way, you can handle duplicate values when selecting two columns with one as the maximum value in Oracle.

## How to determine which column is the max value in Oracle?

To determine which column contains the maximum value in Oracle, you can use the MAX() function along with the CASE statement. Here is an example query that demonstrates this:

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SELECT CASE WHEN MAX(column1) >= MAX(column2) AND MAX(column1) >= MAX(column3) THEN 'column1 is the max value' WHEN MAX(column2) >= MAX(column1) AND MAX(column2) >= MAX(column3) THEN 'column2 is the max value' ELSE 'column3 is the max value' END AS max_column FROM your_table; |

In this query, replace `column1`

, `column2`

, and `column3`

with the actual column names in your table. The query will return the name of the column that contains the maximum value.