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using RECURSIVE WITH statement - using oracle 11g

Is it possible to use sql statement (not PLSQL) to solve the following - eg
Table1 has 2 columns - dates and an amount against each date.
Assume 4 years of data ....
Date                  Amount
01/01/2000          25
01/02/2000          46
etc etc
Here is the logic - lets say for the first year from 01/01/2000 through to 31/12/2000 has a max value in that date range of 46.
I then want to jump forward by one month and work out the next max value - date range
01/02/2000 through to 01/01/2001 and the max value in that range is say 56.
I want to carry out this process for all the dates in the table and in theory will have a number of max values for reach time window where I jump foward by one month.
I then want the max of all the max values.
eg max(46,56,......................................)
Hope this makes sense

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What's the point of using recursive function for your target output? You can just get the max of all the amount.
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select trunc(date,'MM') date, max(amount) amount
from table1
group by cube(trunc(date,'MM') )  -- group by month, the cube gives extra totals for each level
                                                                -- in the group
order by trunc(date,'MM')

Are there  time-windows without data ?  If yes, what should happen with them ?
>I then want the max of all the max values.
isn't that the overall max() value?
i mean, what is the point of getting the "intermediate" maxes, if the end result is 1 single max value?
please clarify
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Sorry - I meant the average for each time window - so, assume the average is 22 then 45
I then want
No time windows without date
so you want the MAX() over the monthly averages?

select max( avg_value )
  from ( select average(value), trunc(date, 'MM') from yourtable group by trunc(date, 'MM') )
See attached as this should make it clear - the answer is in cell C111
Please see if the following works (not tested):

select max(avg_amt) from
select average(amount) avg_amt over (order by date range between current row and 11 following) 
from table1

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when I change add_months(,-12) to
it works - does that make sense?
indeed, -11 will take the 12 months correctly. sorry for the typo
current month (1) is 0, -11 is the 12th month... just to explain the -11 instead of -12
Thanks for this - brilliant!