Built-in Functions → quarter

quarter() is a conversion function that returns the quarter number for a given date or timestamp.

Note

To return the quarter number for the current quarter, use this quarter() conversion function.

Signature

quarter(date_timestamp exp)
Parameter Description
date_timestamp exp The date or timestamp value to determine the quarter number from

Returns

int representing the number of the quarter.

Examples

  • Identify the quarter number for the given date, 04/20/2020.
quarter(
	date(
		"2020-04-20"
	)
)
  • Identify the quarter number for the given timestamp, 01/01/2021 03:09:11.
quarter(
	timestamp(
		"2021-01-01 03:09:11"
	)
)

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

Product Revenues quarter(date) quarter(timestamp)
CD $200 2 1
Hard disk $600 2 1
Cable $550 2 1

Use the following steps for detailed instructions on how to use the quarter() 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.

      • In the Properties panel, for Number Format, select Dollar Rounded.
  • 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 quarter function, quarter(date_timestamp exp), to add the formula to the editor.
    • In the Formula Editor, replace date_timestamp exp with date("2020-04-20")
    • Select Validate & Save.
    • In the Properties panel, for Column Label, enter quarter().
  • Name the insight Revenue Per Category.
  • In the Action bar, select Save.