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query on rownum and rowid

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Can anyone please advise on following questions-
-what is equivalent of rowid and rownum as we have in oracle
-what is a sql to get employee names who has second highest salary by department from employee table
-How can we delete duplicate rows from a table which has 5 columns and none of them is a primary key
-how the database execute following sql at back end- select min(price),productid from product where sale='CA' group by productid
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depends on your version of db2
pre 9.7 - no equivalent, you can generate a row number using the row_number function, for example
select *
 from (select *, row_number() over(order by col1, col2) rownum from your_table ) t
where rownum < 100


select * from
 (select *, row_number() over(partition by department order by salary desc) rown from yourTable) t
where rown = 2

in order to delete you will have to copy to a new table a distinct of the records that has duplicates, delete all duplicates and copy back, for example

insert into temp_table
select col1,col2,col3,col4,col5
from yourTable
group by col1,col2,col3,col4,col5
having count(*) > 1

delete from yourTable t
where 1 < (select count(*) from yourTable where col1 = t.col1 and col2 = t.col2 and col3 = t.col3 and col4=t.col4 and col5=t.col5)

insert into yourTable select * from temp_table


if depends, if there is an index on productId, price it just probes every product and gets the min price,
otherwise it needs to sort by productId, price
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