T-SQL Ranking Problem

I'm trying to code a way to determine a person's rank from my REGISTRATION table. Here's a brief sample of what the table looks like:


student    event   conference_id   score
---------    -------   -----------------   -------
Bob          2          1                        16
Jim           2          1                         12
Kim          2          1                          21
Bob         3          1                          70
Juan        3          1                         55
Jack        2          2                         18
Sally        2         2                         24

What I want to do is to be able to pull all of Bob's events and display his score and rank for each event. But here is where I'm having trouble ... his rank can only be determined within his conference.


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chapmandewConnect With a Mentor Commented:
select * from (
select ranking = dense_rank() over(partition by event, conference order by score desc), *
from events
) a
order by event, conference, ranking desc
using sql 2005?
paulnetAuthor Commented:
Wow, chapmandew, that works. I'm going to do a few more tests with my app before I accept the solution.

BTW, yes, it is SQL 2005

Thank you so much!!
very welcome!
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