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MEDIAN

Applies to ✅ Open Source Edition   ✅ Express Edition   ✅ Professional Edition   ✅ Enterprise Edition

The MEDIAN() aggregate function calculates the median value of all input values. MEDIAN(x) is equivalent to standard SQL PERCENTILE_CONT(0.5) WITHIN GROUP (ORDER BY x), see PERCENTILE_CONT.

SELECT median(ID)
FROM BOOK
create.select(median(BOOK.ID))
      .from(BOOK)

Producing:

+--------+
| median |
+--------+
|    2.5 |
+--------+

Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:

median(BOOK.ID)

Translates to the following dialect specific expressions:

Aurora Postgres, BigQuery, Postgres, Teradata, YugabyteDB

percentile_cont(0.5) WITHIN GROUP (ORDER BY BOOK.ID)

DB2, DuckDB, Exasol, H2, HSQLDB, Hana, MariaDB, Oracle, Redshift, Snowflake, Sybase

median(BOOK.ID)

ASE, Access, Aurora MySQL, CockroachDB, Derby, Firebird, Informix, MemSQL, MySQL, SQLDataWarehouse, SQLServer, SQLite, Trino, Vertica

/* UNSUPPORTED */

(These are currently generated with jOOQ 3.20, see #10141), or translate your own on our website

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