Built-in Functions → hour

hour() is a conversion function that returns the hour value of the current time, where the current time is the server time in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).




int representing the value of the current hour.


Identify the value of the current hour.


The following table illustrates the behavior of the hour() conversion function:

Hard disk$60013
Memory Card$22013

Thus, the current hour is 1 PM.

Use the following steps for detailed instructions on how to use the hour() conversion function:


In the Cluster Management Console (CMC), create a tenant that includes Sample Data. The Sample Data includes the SALES schema.

  • In the Navigation bar, select the Content tab, and then select + New → Add Dashboard.
  • In the Add Dashboard dialog, for Name, enter Product Dashboard, and then select Add.
  • In the Action bar, select + (add icon), or select + Add Insight.
  • In the Insight panel, select Listing Table or V.
  • In Tables, select Aggregated Table.
  • In the Data panel, select Manage Dataset.
  • In the Manage Data Sets panel, in Tables, select SALES. Close the panel.
  • From the Data panel, drag and drop the following columns to the respective tray:
    • Category from the PRODUCTS table to the Grouping Dimension tray.
    • Revenue from the SALES table to the Measure tray.
  • From the Data panel, drag and drop Add Formula to the Grouping Dimension tray.
  • The Formula Builder automatically opens:
    • In Search Functions, select the down arrow, and then select Conversion Functions.
    • Double-click the hour function, hour(), to add the formula to the editor.
    • Select Validate & Save.
    • In the Properties panel, for Column Label, enter hour().
  • Name the insight Revenue Per Category.
  • In the Action bar, select Save.