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Compute a ranking based on multiple columns and order the selection by that ranking

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Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I have a table defined as
Create Table MyTest (ID int Primary Key, MyType varchar(10), Criterion1 int, Criterion2 int)
Insert Into MyTest (ID, MyType, Criterion1, Criterion2) Values (1,'One',42,4)
Insert Into MyTest (ID, MyType, Criterion1, Criterion2) Values (2,'One',43,5)
Insert Into MyTest (ID, MyType, Criterion1, Criterion2) Values (3,'One',44,3)
Insert Into MyTest (ID, MyType, Criterion1, Criterion2) Values (4,'Two',24,7)
Insert Into MyTest (ID, MyType, Criterion1, Criterion2) Values (5,'Two',25,8)
Insert Into MyTest (ID, MyType, Criterion1, Criterion2) Values (6,'Two',26,6)

I'd like to select from this table ordered by a ranking.
For example (1,'One',42,4) would rank 3rd if selected by
     Select MyType,Criterion1 from MyTest Order By Criterion1 Desc
and would rank 5th if selected by
     Select MyType,Criterion2 from MyTest Order By Criterion2 Desc
I'd like to compute (1,'One',42,4)'s rank as (3+5)/2 and select in order of that rank.

How can I do that?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
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Commented:

select l.*
select id, mytype, criterion1, criterion2
, ( select count(*) from MyTest i where i.mytype = t.mytype and i.criterion1 <= t.criterion1 ) rank1
, ( select count(*) from MyTest i where i.mytype = t.mytype and i.criterion2 <= t.criterion2 ) rank2
from MyTest t
) l
order by (l.rank1 + l.rank2) / 2

note: the /2 is actually not needed :)
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Commented:
Thank you for the quick answer!

Running this query, I get
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 6
Incorrect syntax near ')'.
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Commented:
Beautiful !!  Thank you!

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