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Cumulative totals in orale sql

Posted on 2011-02-23
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Is it possible to calculate cumulatively in oracle, i.e. using the results of the last row for calculating the values in the current row?
For example I want my query to return the following:
Month      col1      _      col2      _      col3
jan      1      _      100      _      100 * 1
feb      2      _      200      _      200 * 2 + 100
mar      3      _      300      _      300 * 3 + 500
apr      4      _      400      _      400 * 4 + 1400
may      5      _      500      _      500 * 5 + 5500

In col3 above, for feb I want to use the result returned for jan (100 * 1=100), for mar I am using the result returned for feb(200 * 2 + 100=500) and so on.

Thanks in advance.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 400 total points
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select col1, col2, sum(col2*col1) over (order by col1)  
  from yourtable
order by col1
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by:subratoc
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Sorry, I should have given a slightly different example. I meant to say that I want to use the previous value of column3 to derive the current value of column3. Like using the LAG function but on the analytically derived column itself. The revised example would be:
Month      col1      _      col2      _      col3
jan      1      _      100      _      100 * 1
feb      2      _      200      _      100 * 2 + 200
mar      3      _      300      _      400 * 3 + 300
apr      4      _      400      _      1500 * 4 + 400
may      5      _      500      _      6400 * 5 + 500
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