**Contents**show

## What is the difference among union minus and INTERSECT in SQL Server?

Union **will union together two results sets and remove duplicates**. Union all will union together two results sets and not remove duplicates. Intersect will show when rows are identical and not include rows which are different. It will remove dups as well.

## What is the use of INTERSECT in SQL?

The INTERSECT clause in SQL is used to **combine two SELECT statements** but the dataset returned by the INTERSECT statement will be the intersection of the data-sets of the two SELECT statements. In simple words, the INTERSECT statement will return only those rows which will be common to both of the SELECT statements.

## What is difference between INTERSECT and inner join?

They are very different, even in your case. The **INNER JOIN will return duplicates**, if id is duplicated in either table. INTERSECT removes duplicates. The INNER JOIN will never return NULL , but INTERSECT will return NULL .

## Does union MEAN AND or OR?

An element is in the union of two sets if it is in the first set, the second set, or both. The symbol we use for the union is ∪. The word that you will often see that **indicates a union is “or”**.

## What is the union formula?

Union is denoted by the **symbol ∪** . The general probability addition rule for the union of two events states that P(A∪B)=P(A)+P(B)−P(A∩B) P ( A ∪ B ) = P ( A ) + P ( B ) − P ( A ∩ B ) , where A∩B A ∩ B is the intersection of the two sets.

## What is query for second highest salary?

We can nest the above query to find the second largest salary. **select *from employee group by salary order by salary desc limit** 1,1; There are other ways : SELECT name, MAX(salary) AS salary FROM employee WHERE salary IN (SELECT salary FROM employee MINUS SELECT MAX(salary) FROM employee);

## What is Union minus and INTERSECT commands?

The most commonly used command, **UNION combines the two answer sets into a single answer set**. It automatically removes duplicate rows from the results. INTERSECT. INTERSECT gives you the rows that are found in both queries by eliminating rows that are only found in one or the other query. MINUS.

## When should the Intersect query be used?

The SQL INTERSECT operator is used **to return the results of 2 or more SELECT statements**. However, it only returns the rows selected by all queries or data sets. If a record exists in one query and not in the other, it will be omitted from the INTERSECT results.

## Which two data is used for intersection?

Uses for Intersect

The **Intersect operator is used to compare entire rows**; whereas, the AND operator is used to compare columns within rows. Say what?