avg998877 avg998877 - 7 months ago 23
SQL Question

Find the maximum consecutive years for each ID's in a table(Oracle SQL)

I am trying to solve a problem of how to find the maximum count of consecutive years in a series of records. In the following example:


ID Year
1 1993
1 1994
1 1995
1 1995
1 2001
1 2002
2 1993
2 1995
2 1996
2 1996
2 1998
2 1999
2 2000
2 2001
2 2001


My result set should look like


id count
1 3
2 4


I have to write the code in oracle SQL.

Joe Joe
Answer

This will produce your desired result:

select
  id,
  ayear,
  byear,
  yeardiff
from
(
  select
    a.id,
    a.year ayear,
    b.year byear,
    (b.year - a.year)+1 yeardiff,
    dense_rank() over (partition by a.id order by (b.year - a.year) desc) rank
  from
    years a
    join years b on a.id = b.id 
        and b.year > a.year
  where
    b.year - a.year = 
      (select count(*)-1
         from years a1
        where a.id = a1.id
             and a1.year between a.year and b.year)
)
where
  rank = 1

EDIT updated to display start/end years of longest stretch.

SQLFiddle

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