# rolling product

Hi
Is it possible to have a rolling PRODUCT function on a data set and if so - how?
eg select Date, Value from table
My data set ....
Date            Value
01/01/2014                0.4656
01/02/2014      0.5684
01/03/2014      1.4567
01/04/2014      0.6589

... required data set with column "Rolling_Product"
Date            Value      Rolling_Product
01/01/2014                0.4656
01/02/2014      0.5684      0.26464704
01/03/2014      1.4567      0.385511343
01/04/2014      0.6589        0.254013424
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freelancerCommented:
perhaps you could explain how "rolling_product" is calculated?
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freelancerCommented:
oops, do you mean "product" as in *
``````|                          ADATE |  VALUE | ROLLING_PRODUCT |
|--------------------------------|--------|-----------------|
| January, 01 2014 00:00:00+0000 | 0.4656 |          (null) |
| January, 02 2014 00:00:00+0000 | 0.5684 |      0.26464704 |
| January, 03 2014 00:00:00+0000 | 1.4567 |      0.82798828 |
| January, 04 2014 00:00:00+0000 | 0.6589 |      0.95981963 |

select
, value
, value * lag(value) over(order by adate) as rolling_product
from yourtable
;
``````
The lag(value) over(order by adate) supplies the previous row's value for the calculation
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Senior Oracle DBACommented:
PortletPaul,

You are mulitplying by the previous value, not the previous product.  To match the expected results posted, the ROLLING_PRODUCT in the third row should be 1.4567 * 0.26464704, not 1.4567 * 0.5684.
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Author Commented:
Sorry - should have given Product logic in first instance - see attached for correct Product values and logic.
product.xlsx
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freelancerCommented:
B2 contains:   =PRODUCT(1+A1:A2)^(2/COUNT(A1:A2))-1
B3 contains:   =PRODUCT(1+A1:A3)^(3/COUNT(A1:A3))-1
B4 contains:   =PRODUCT(1+A1:A4)^(4/COUNT(A1:A4))-1

^(2/2)-1
^(3/3)-1
^(4/4)-1

is there a specific purpose to the method of calculation for the second part of those equations?
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Author Commented:
No specific purpose...
^(2/2)-1
^(3/3)-1
^(4/4)-1
.. is fine
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freelancerCommented:
my point really was that inside the parens 2/2 = 1 3/3 = 1 4/4 = 1

^1-1

appears to be constant
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Author Commented:
Correct - overkill
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Commented:
SQL> select * from dataset;

SOMEDATE       VALUE
--------- ----------
01-JAN-14      .4656
02-JAN-14      .5684
03-JAN-14     1.4567
04-JAN-14      .6589

SQL> select d1.somedate, d1.value,
2  (select exp(sum(log(2.7182818284569,value)))
3   from dataset d2
4   where d2.somedate <= d1.somedate
5  ) as rolling_product
6  from dataset d1;

SOMEDATE       VALUE ROLLING_PRODUCT
--------- ---------- ---------------
01-JAN-14      .4656           .4656
02-JAN-14      .5684       .26464704
03-JAN-14     1.4567      .385511343
04-JAN-14      .6589      .254013424
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Author Commented:
awking

This looks good but got error as

Execution (17: 42): ORA-01428: argument '-.02323306236326536924557729372082855266' is out of range
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Author Commented:
awking
Just to note that the data I gave originally was test data hence no error.
When run against my full data set then got the error
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Commented:
I believe you're getting that error because some of the values are negative numbers and the exspression parameter for the log function requires a positive value. I'm not sure how you would want to handle this issue, but I think it can be done using absolute values and negating results if needed.
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Commented:
To develop a test case for negative numbers, can you search for a negative number and, if you find one get that date and records for a couple of days before and a couple of days after and post them back here.
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Commented:
similar idea to above but doesn't require double query on the source data

SELECT yourdate,
VALUE,
ROUND(
EXP(
SUM(LN(VALUE))
OVER(ORDER BY yourdate ROWS BETWEEN UNBOUNDED PRECEDING AND CURRENT ROW)
),
9
)
rolling_product
FROM yourtable
ORDER BY yourdate;
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Commented:
Another option - using MODEL clause, will support negative values

SELECT yourdate,VALUE,ROUND(rolling_product,9) rolling_product FROM
(SELECT t.*,ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY yourdate) rn FROM yourtable t)
MODEL
DIMENSION BY(rn)
MEASURES(yourdate, VALUE,  1 rolling_product)
RULES (rolling_product[ANY] = NVL(rolling_product[CV(rn)-1],1) * VALUE[CV(rn)])
ORDER BY yourdate
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Commented:
Thanks, sdstuber. I was trying to do this in one pass but forgot all about an OVER (ORDER BY ... ROWS BETWEEN ...) clause (don't use it very much). I like the MODEL approach in that it manages negative numbers. The only potential problem I see is that once a negative value is found, all of the rolling_product numbers will be negative until another negative value is found, which may not be what the asker wants.
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Commented:
The only potential problem I see is that once a negative value is found, all of the rolling_product numbers will be negative until another negative value is found, which may not be what the asker wants.

If a negative result is a problem, it's easily resolved by apply ABS() to the final results

SELECT yourdate,VALUE,ABS(ROUND(rolling_product,9)) rolling_product FROM
(SELECT t.*,ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY yourdate) rn FROM yourtable t)
MODEL
DIMENSION BY(rn)
MEASURES(yourdate, VALUE,  1 rolling_product)
RULES (rolling_product[ANY] = NVL(rolling_product[CV(rn)-1],1) * VALUE[CV(rn)])
ORDER BY yourdate
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Author Commented:
Hi
Unfortunately the Model logic eturns are incorrect - see attached.
Regards
data.xlsx
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Commented:
The results in column L look correct to me.

The results in G are not a product, they are a sum which is different than what you originally asked for.

If you just want a rolling sum, that's a lot easier, but it's a different question

SELECT yourdate,
VALUE,
SUM(VALUE) OVER(ORDER BY yourdate ROWS BETWEEN UNBOUNDED PRECEDING AND CURRENT ROW)
rolling_product
FROM yourtable
ORDER BY yourdate;
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Commented:
on second glance, your column G values aren't sums either.

The product question has been answered, for this new data set and new results, please open a new question that includes the data as well as an explanation of what the expected results are supposed to be.
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Commented:
I don't understand the close.  Did you actually get your answer? Did every post really contribute to that answer?
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Commented:
The close on this still seems dubious, but I thought I'd offer one more variation anyway.
This will handle a rolling product of negative values and zeros without needing the model clause.

``````  SELECT yourdate,
VALUE,
EXP(
SUM(LN(ABS(NULLIF(VALUE, 0))))
OVER(ORDER BY yourdate ROWS BETWEEN UNBOUNDED PRECEDING AND CURRENT ROW)
)
* DECODE(
MOD(
COUNT(CASE WHEN VALUE < 0 THEN 1 END)
OVER(ORDER BY yourdate ROWS BETWEEN UNBOUNDED PRECEDING AND CURRENT ROW),
2
),
0, 1,
-1
)
* DECODE(
COUNT(DECODE(VALUE, 0, 1))
OVER(ORDER BY yourdate ROWS BETWEEN UNBOUNDED PRECEDING AND CURRENT ROW),
0, 1,
0
)
product
FROM yourtable
ORDER BY yourdate
``````
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