Leetcode: Exchange Seats

Exchange Seats



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Mary is a teacher in a middle school and she has a table seat storing students’ names and their corresponding seat ids.

The column id is continuous increment.
Mary wants to change seats for the adjacent students.
Can you write a SQL query to output the result for Mary?

+---------+---------+
|    id   | student |
+---------+---------+
|    1    | Abbot   |
|    2    | Doris   |
|    3    | Emerson |
|    4    | Green   |
|    5    | Jeames  |
+---------+---------+

For the sample input, the output is:

+---------+---------+
|    id   | student |
+---------+---------+
|    1    | Doris   |
|    2    | Abbot   |
|    3    | Green   |
|    4    | Emerson |
|    5    | Jeames  |
+---------+---------+

Note:
If the number of students is odd, there is no need to change the last one’s seat.

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select s1.id as id, s2.student as student
from seat as s1 join seat as s2
where (s1.id % 2 = 1 and s2.id = s1.id + 1) or (s1.id % 2 = 0 and s1.id = s2.id + 1)
or (s1.id %2 = 1 and s1.id = s2.id and s1.id in (select max(id) from seat))
order by s1.id asc
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