# Get the rank of a fruit after ordering

I have the following table, called sales

+--------+--------+
| fruit  | amount |
+--------+--------+
| cherry |    124 |
| plum   |     23 |
| pear   |     19 |
| apple  |     13 |
| banana |      4 |
| orange |      2 |
+--------+--------+

And using this to get the rank

SET @rank=0;
SELECT @rank:=@rank+1 AS rank, fruit, amount FROM sales ORDER BY amount DESC;

.

+------+--------+--------+
| rank | fruit  | amount |
+------+--------+--------+
|    1 | cherry |    124 |
|    2 | plum   |     23 |
|    3 | pear   |     19 |
|    4 | apple  |     13 |
|    5 | banana |      4 |
|    6 | orange |      2 |
+------+--------+--------+

So now I want to get the rank of apple but I couldn't figure out how exactly to do it.

You can place your query inside a subquery and do a WHERE against it

# PROPOSED QUERY

SET @rank=0;
SELECT rank FROM
(SELECT @rank:=@rank+1 AS rank, fruit, amount FROM sales ORDER BY amount DESC) A
WHERE fruit='apple';

# SAMPLE DATA

DROP DATABASE IF EXISTS Alw7SHxD;
CREATE DATABASE Alw7SHxD;
USE Alw7SHxD
CREATE TABLE sales
(
id INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
fruit VARCHAR(20),
amount INT DEFAULT 0,
PRIMARY KEY (id)
);
INSERT INTO sales (fruit,amount) VALUES
('cherry',124), ('plum'  , 23), ('pear'  , 19),
('apple' , 13), ('banana',  4), ('orange',  2);
SELECT * FROM sales;
SET @rank=0;
SELECT rank FROM
(SELECT @rank:=@rank+1 AS rank, fruit, amount FROM sales ORDER BY amount DESC) A
WHERE fruit='apple';

# SAMPLE CODE EXECUTED

mysql> DROP DATABASE IF EXISTS Alw7SHxD;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.01 sec)

mysql> CREATE DATABASE Alw7SHxD;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> USE Alw7SHxD
Database changed
mysql> CREATE TABLE sales
-> (
->     id INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
->     fruit VARCHAR(20),
->     amount INT DEFAULT 0,
->     PRIMARY KEY (id)
-> );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.02 sec)

mysql> INSERT INTO sales (fruit,amount) VALUES
-> ('cherry',124), ('plum'  , 23), ('pear'  , 19),
-> ('apple' , 13), ('banana',  4), ('orange',  2);
Query OK, 6 rows affected (0.00 sec)
Records: 6  Duplicates: 0  Warnings: 0

mysql> SELECT * FROM sales;
+----+--------+--------+
| id | fruit  | amount |
+----+--------+--------+
|  1 | cherry |    124 |
|  2 | plum   |     23 |
|  3 | pear   |     19 |
|  4 | apple  |     13 |
|  5 | banana |      4 |
|  6 | orange |      2 |
+----+--------+--------+
6 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql>

# PROPOSED QUERY EXECUTED

mysql> SET @rank=0;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> SELECT rank FROM
-> (SELECT @rank:=@rank+1 AS rank, fruit, amount FROM sales ORDER BY amount DESC) A
-> WHERE fruit='apple';
+------+
| rank |
+------+
|    4 |
+------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

mysql>