Built-in Functions → quarterDay

quarterDay() is a conversion function that returns the count of days from the beginning of the quarter for the current date.

Note

To return the quarter’s count of days for a given date or timestamp, use the quarterDay() conversion function with a parameter.

Signature

quarterDay()

Returns

int representing the count of days of a quarter for the current date.

Example

Identify the day number of the quarter, for the current date, 08/26/2021.

quarterDay()

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

Product Revenues quarterDay()
CD $200 57
Hard disk $600 57
Cable $550 57
Hardware $800 57
Memory Card $220 57

The current date is August 26th and July has 31 days. Thus, the quarterDay() of the current quarter (Q3: July, August, and September) is (31 + 26) = 57.


Use the following steps for detailed instructions on how to use the quarterDay() conversion function to tackle the above example in an insight::

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