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Running Total Query in Oracle

Posted on 2003-12-02
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8i, Standard, no Analytic functions available....

I need to calculate a running total column which would be the sum of a column for all preceding rows including the current row. for example, if my data was:

ID VAL
1   100
2   100
3   50
4  25

and I was doing a running total on VAL, Ordered By ID, then my result set would be
ID VAL RUNNING_TOTAL
1   100   100
2   100   200
3   50    250
4   25    275

etc, etc.

Any ideas?
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IanBlundell earned 500 total points
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Given a table called exp_test, try something like this:

select      it1.id
,            it1.val
,            (select      sum(it2.val)
             from      exp_test it2
             where      it2.id <= it1.id)            
from exp_test it1
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by:andrewst
ID: 9860191
How about:

select id, val, (select sum(val) from mytable t2 where t2.id <= t1.id) running_total
from mytable t1
order by id;
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by:riazpk
ID: 9866362
Try this:


select id,val, sum(val) over (order by id) Running_Total
from mytable
order by id
/



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