# MEDIAN function in Oracle

MEDIAN is one of the vital Numeric/Math functions of Oracle. It is used to get the MEDIAN value of an expression. The MEDIAN function is supported in the various versions of the Oracle/PLSQL, including, Oracle 12c, Oracle 11g, Oracle 10g, Oracle 9i and Oracle 8i.

Syntax:

MEDIAN( expression )


Parameters:
expression: It is used to specify the expression whose median to be calculated.

Example:

select MEDIAN(marks) from students where section = 'Biology';

Explanation:
The result will be the median marks for all students in the Biology section.