Rainbow Deals - hours only!Up to 80% off on all courses and bundles.-Close
Get to know tables
OVER()
Computations with OVER()
Aggregate functions with OVER()
OVER() and WHERE
13. OVER and WHERE
Summary

Instruction

Very good!

Now, it might be tempting to use window functions in a WHERE clause, as in the example:

SELECT
  first_name,
  last_name,
  salary,
  AVG(salary) OVER()
FROM employee
WHERE salary > AVG(salary) OVER();

However, when you run this query, you'll get an error message. You cannot put window functions in WHERE. Why? The window functions is applied after the rows are selected. If the window functions were in a WHERE clause, you'd get a circular dependency: in order to compute the window function, you have to filter the rows with WHERE, which requires to compute the window function.

Exercise

Run the template to see the error message.

Then press Next exercise.