Built-in Functions → monthName

monthName() is a conversion function that returns the name of the current month.

Signature

monthName()

Returns

string representing the name of the current month.

Example

Identify the name of the current month, for the given date, 08/05/2021.

monthName()

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

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

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

Note

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 second monthName function, monthName(), to add the formula to the editor.
    • Select Validate & Save.
  • In the Properties panel, for Column Label, enter monthName().
  • Name the insight Revenue Per Category.
  • In the Action bar, select Save.