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SQL Server Query for detecting, eliminating outliers from data set.

Last Modified: 2021-01-01
I am having trouble making a SQL Server query for eliminating outliers in a data set (using median not Std Deviation) and detecting whether the count on either side of the median is even or odd.  For even numbers I will need to use the middle 2 numbers and divide by 2 to be accurate.  Below is the Query I have so far.  I am using SQL Server 2012.

Below code works fine for retrieving quartiles for ALL of the data - with outliers.

Please help!

Select TOP 100 PERCENTILE_CONT(.5) WITHIN GROUP(ORDER BY[" & Metric1 & "] ASC) OVER(PARTITION BY[DieNumber]) As MED" & Metric1 & ", PERCENTILE_CONT(.25) WITHIN GROUP(ORDER BY[" & Metric1 & "] ASC) OVER(PARTITION BY[DieNumber]) As LOWQUART" & Metric1 & ", PERCENTILE_CONT(.75) WITHIN GROUP(ORDER BY[" & Metric1 & "] ASC) OVER(PARTITION BY[DieNumber]) As HIQUART" & Metric1 & " FROM EXTAUTOTABLE WHERE CLD1<>0 And CLD2<>0 And CLD3<>0 And DieNumber=38.11402
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