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Pivot the Occupation column in OCCUPATIONS so that each Name is sorted alphabetically and displayed underneath its corresponding Occupation. The output column headers should be Doctor, Professor, Singer, and Actor, respectively.

Note: Print NULL when there are no more names corresponding to an occupation.

Input Format

The OCCUPATIONS table is described as follows:

Column Type
Name String
Occupation String

Occupation will only contain one of the following values: Doctor, Professor, Singer or Actor.

Sample Input

Name Occupation
Samantha Doctor
Julia Actor
Maria Actor
Ashley Professor
Ketty Professor
Christeen Professor
Jane Actor
Jenny Doctor
Priya Singer

Sample Output

Jenny    Ashley     Meera  Jane
Samantha Christeen  Priya  Julia
NULL     Ketty      NULL   Maria


  • The first column is an alphabetically ordered list of Doctor names.
  • The second column is an alphabetically ordered list of Professor names.
  • The third column is an alphabetically ordered list of Singer names.
  • The fourth column is an alphabetically ordered list of Actor names.
  • The empty cell data for columns with less than the maximum number of names per occupation (in this case, the Professor and Actor columns) are filled with NULL values.


Solution – Occupations

MySQL Code
set @r1=0, @r2=0, @r3=0, @r4=0;

select min(Doctor), min(Professor), min(Singer), min(Actor)

from(select case 

when Occupation="Doctor" then (@r1:=@r1+1) 
when Occupation="Professor" then (@r2:=@r2+1) 
when Occupation="Singer" then (@r3:=@r3+1) 
when Occupation="Actor" then (@r4:=@r4+1) end as RowNumber,

case when Occupation="Doctor" then Name end as Doctor,
case when Occupation="Professor" then Name end as Professor,
case when Occupation="Singer" then Name end as Singer,
case when Occupation="Actor" then Name end as Actor from OCCUPATIONS order by Name

) Temp group by RowNumber;



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