Creating an SQL view that pulls the oldest record per claimid

I'm having trouble creating a view that will pull the oldest record on each file in a table so that I can report on it.
A sample of what the table looks like is below. What I need to do is capture the reserve amount of the oldest historydate for each claimid.

claimid    historydate    reserveamount
111222  Aug 1 2004    40.00
111222  Aug 2 2005    4000.00
111222  Sep 1 2007     365.40
333333  Jan 4 2006     1000.00
333333  Jan 6 2006      1040.00
999999  Nov 1 2007     5000.00
250000  Jan 20 2007    10.00
250000  Jan 21 2007     20.00
250000  Jan 22 2007     0.00

The result from the view on the above sample table should return this:
claimid    historydate    reserveamount
111222  Aug 1 2004    40.00
333333  Jan 4 2006     1000.00
999999  Nov 1 2007     5000.00
250000  Jan 20 2007    10.00

Can anyone help me write this? I tried top(1)* but that just pulls the top one from the entire table not the top one per claimid.
boukakaAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

mastooCommented:
Select mt.claimid, mt.historydate, mt.reserveamount
  From mytable As mt Join ( Select claimid, max( historydate ) As MaxHistory
    From mytable ) As T2
    On mt.claimid = T2.claimid And mt.historydate = T2.MaxHistory
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Anthony PerkinsCommented:
Just a minor correction.  No points please:

Select mt.claimid, mt.historydate, mt.reserveamount
From mytable As mt
      Join (
            Select claimid, max( historydate ) As MaxHistory
            From mytable
            Group By claimid) As T2 On mt.claimid = T2.claimid And mt.historydate = T2.MaxHistory
0
mastooCommented:
Thanks.  Once I go beyond 2 lines of code there's bound to be an error :-)
0
boukakaAuthor Commented:
Oh wow, you're a lifesaver! thank you SO much!!
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Query Syntax

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.