# Query to return set of rows with aggregate more than

Can we create a query that will return the minimum set of rows, ordered by column A, where sum(column B)>=X ?  So in the following example, with X=4, it should return first and second rows.

create table table1(id int, qty int)
insert into table1 (id,qty) select 1,3
insert into table1 (id,qty) select 2,2
insert into table1 (id,qty) select 3,6
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Billing EngineerCommented:
I think you want something like this:
``````declare @x int
set @x = 4
;with data as (select t.id, t.qty, (select sum(x.qty) from yourtable x where x.id <= t.id ) sum_qty
from yourtable t
)
select * from data
where sum_qty >= @x
and sum_qty - qty < @x
``````
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Senior .Net ConsultantCommented:
It is 2 different queries but you can Union them to get a single resultset:

declare @x int
set @x = 4
select top 1 * from table1 order by id
UNION
select * from table1 where qty >= @x
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Author Commented:
Sorry, I don't see how this will return the rows with the sum of qty being >=4
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Author Commented:
Thanks; we in fact wanted not only the last row but all rows that make the total, so with little modification:

``````declare @x int
set @x = 10
;with data as (select t.id, t.qty, (select sum(x.qty) from table1 x where x.id <= t.id ) sum_qty
from table1 t
)
select * from data
where (
sum_qty <= @x
or
sum_qty - qty < @x
)
``````
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Billing EngineerCommented:
sorry for that, but I see you solved it.
you can even make the condition simpler:
``````declare @x int
set @x = 4
;with data as (select t.id, t.qty, (select sum(x.qty) from yourtable x where x.id <= t.id ) sum_qty
from yourtable t
)
select * from data
where sum_qty - qty < @x
``````
Glad I could help
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