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Select only the maximum amount for each customer from a list MS 2010

I have list from all customers the daily open balance by date (I'm getting it from the Running Sum total).
I need to get only the largest Open Balance for any date for each customer.

I'm using created the following query.
It only works with little records.
But with a lot records I get an error "At most one record can be returned by this subquery"
Thanks in advance

MaxAmt: (SELECT top 1 [RunningSum ] FROM [qCustBal AddRunAmt] WHERE CustomerID=[Customer].[CustomerID] ORDER BY RunningSum Desc)
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Hamed Nasr

Try this for tbl (CustID, fld) to get maximum value of fld for each CustID.

SELECT a.CustID, (SELECT MAX(b.fld)  FROM tbl AS b WHERE b.CustID = a.CustID)
FROM tbl AS a

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Sharath S

Provide some sample data and expected result.


it works very good.
but it's running very slow.

I have 5,630 records (test only)
to add a running total it takes about 3 seconds (from Dale)
But to the get the maximum value for each customer (the greatest amount), it takes about 9 minutes to run.
Is it possible to make it faster?
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If you have other needs, the ordinary Group By query can be part of the FROM clause of another (higher level) query, joined on the custid field.
Hamed Nasr

I go with aikimark's comment, for this question.

aikimark, it works beautiful, it's funny I didn't think of it because I use it all the time.
maybe because I was focusing on the Add Running total query.
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