MySQL query to get first two highest column values from a table?


To get the first two highest columns, use ORDER BY. With that, use LIMIT 2 to get only the first 2 −

select *from yourTableName order by yourColumnName DESC LIMIT 2;

Let us first create a table −

mysql> create table DemoTable
   -> (
   -> Value int
   -> );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.54 sec)

Insert some records in the table using insert command −

mysql> insert into DemoTable values(90);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.18 sec)

mysql> insert into DemoTable values(70);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.28 sec)

mysql> insert into DemoTable values(40);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.14 sec)

mysql> insert into DemoTable values(120);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.13 sec)

mysql> insert into DemoTable values(98);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.15 sec)

mysql> insert into DemoTable values(105);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.19 sec)

Display all records from the table using select statement −

mysql> select *from DemoTable;

Output

+-------+
| Value |
+-------+
|    90 |
|    70 |
|    40 |
|   120 |
|    98 |
|   105 |
+-------+
6 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Following is the query to get first two highest column values from a table −

mysql> select *from DemoTable order by Value DESC LIMIT 2;

Output

+-------+
| Value |
+-------+
|   120 |
|   105 |
+-------+
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 10-Jul-2019 16:01:22
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