Built-in Functions → monthName

monthName() is a conversion function that returns the month name of a given date or timestamp.


monthName(date_timestamp exp)
Parameter Description
date_timestamp exp The date or timestamp value to determine the month name from


string representing the name of the month of the given date or timestamp.


  • Identify the name of the current month, for the given date, “2021-07-04”.

  • Identify the name of the current month, for the given timestamp, “2021-07-04 11:24:15”.

           "2021-07-04 11:24:15"

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

Product Revenues monthName()
CD $200 July
Hard disk $600 July
Cable $550 July
Hardware $800 July
Memory Card $220 July

Use the following steps for detailed instructions on how to use the monthName() 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 first monthName function, monthName(), to add the formula to the editor.
    • In the Formula Editor, replace date_timestamp exp with TIMESTAMP("2021-07-04 11:24:15")
    monthName(TIMESTAMP("2021-07-04 11:24:15"))
    • Select Validate & Save.
  • In the Properties panel, for Column Label, enter monthName().
  • Name the insight Revenue Per Category.
  • In the Action bar, select Save.