Built-in Functions → quarter

quarter() is a conversion function that returns the quarter number of the current quarter.

Note

To return the quarter number for a given date or timestamp, use this quarter() conversion function.

Signature

quarter()

Returns

int representing the number of the current quarter.

Example

Identify the number of the current quarter.

quarter()

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

Product Revenues quarter()
CD $200 3
Hard disk $600 3
Cable $550 3
Hardware $800 3
Memory Card $220 3

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