I have a dataset that has two date columns for each transaction. An invoice date and a charge date. I am trying to do a cumulative or running total of the table in sql.

Data table looks like this:

InvoiceDate ChargeDate TransactionID
----------- ---------- -------------
jan/1/2021  jan/1/2021 11111
jan/1/2021  jan/1/2021 55555
jan/1/2021  Feb/1/2021 11111
jan/1/2021  Feb/1/2021 22222
jan/1/2021  Feb/1/2021 33333
jan/1/2021  Feb/1/2021 44444
Feb/1/2021  jan/1/2021 11111
Feb/1/2021  jan/1/2021 22222
Feb/1/2021  jan/1/2021 33333
Feb/1/2021  jan/1/2021 44444
Feb/1/2021  Feb/1/2021 55555

I want the output in this format:

InvoiceDate ChargeDate cumulativeCount
----------- ---------- ---------------
jan/1/2021  jan/1/2021 2
jan/1/2021  Feb/1/2021 5
Feb/1/2021  jan/1/2021 4
Feb/1/2021  Feb/1/2021 5

I tried the following code but it doesn't give me a running total. it gives me total of each of the two columns

    Count(Distinct TransactionID) as CountofIDs
from mytable1
where InvoiceDate<=InvoiceDate
group by ChargeDate, InvoiceDate
  • Please tag with version of SQL Server - also InvoiceDate<=InvoiceDate will always evaluate to true, not sure the purpose.
    – bbaird
    Jul 26 '21 at 17:37
  • tagged the versions i suspect. its the version where OVER function is not supported.
    – Rishtin
    Jul 26 '21 at 17:42
  • Do SELECT @@VERSION and you should be able to get the exact version, or just leave as 2005 since the only windowing functions were row_number(), rank(), etc.
    – bbaird
    Jul 26 '21 at 17:45
  • Adaptive Server Enterprise/16.0 SP02 PL04/EBF 26122 SMP/P/x86_64/Enterprise Linux/ase160sp02pl04x/2586/64-bit/FBO/Fri Jun 10 11:33:16 2016
    – Rishtin
    Jul 26 '21 at 17:49
  • That's Sybase ASE 16, not SQL Server. You should be able to use standard windowing functions.
    – bbaird
    Jul 26 '21 at 17:52

Looking this over, due to the need for a distinct count and the lack of other options in Sybase ASE, you'll have to use a self-join:

 ,COUNT(DISTINCT PriorTr.TransactionID) AS TransactionCount
  mytable1 Tr
  mytable1 PriorTr
    ON PriorTr.InvoiceDt = Tr.InvoiceDt
        AND PriorTr.ChargeDt <= Tr.ChargeDt

Fiddle here (have to settle for the distant cousin, SQL Server): http://sqlfiddle.com/#!18/ff8e0d/2

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