ABC is an organization operating in a certain country. Below are the data for the database that manages the information on this organization's employees:

employee(employee_name, street, city)

works(employee_name, department_name, position, salary)

department(department_name, city)

manages(employee_name, manager_name).

I have 10 different select queries about this database, and I've solved 8 of them, but am stuck on solving 2.

The first query is 'Select the names of the employees that live in the same street and city as their managers'.

The second query is 'select the department with the highest average salary'.

Any help is appreciated, if any more details are necessary, please tell me.


First query:

    e.employee_name as employee
    ,mgr.employee_name as manager
    employee e
    join manages mgs on mgs.employee_name = e.employee_name
    join employee mgr on mgr.employee_name = mgs.manager_name
    e.street = mgr.street
    and e.city = mgr.city

Second query:

    ,avg(salary) as AvgSalary
   department d
   join works w on w.department_name = d.department_name
group by
order by
   AvgSalary desc
  • Thank you very much, for what we've studied so far, the first query sounds too much for me, the second one I guess I could have solved it if I tried a bit harder. I just added a 'top 1' at the select given that I only wanted one department, but anyway thanks again! – Arben Jan 4 '15 at 18:39
  • You're welcome. For the first query, you had to the join the employee table to the manages table to get the manager, and then join back to the employee table to get the manager address – Ben Jan 4 '15 at 19:23

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