Built-in Functions → quarterStartDate

quarterStartDate() is a scalar date function that returns the date of the first day of the current quarter.

Signature

quarterStartDate()

Returns

Date representing the first date of the current quarter.

Example

Consider a case where you want to identify the beginning of the current quarter and the sales revenue that occurred after the start of the quarter, for instance, 04/01/2021.

  • Start date of the current quarter

    quarterStartDate()
  • Sales after the start of the quarter

    SALES.SALES.TIME_ID > quarterStartDate()

The following table illustrates the behavior of the quarterStartDate() date function:

Product Revenues Sales Date quarterStartDate() Sales after quarterStartDate()
CD $200 03/25/2021 04/01/2021 false
Hard disk $600 04/12/2021 04/01/2021 true
Cable $550 05/14/2021 04/01/2021 true
Hardware $800 05/21/2021 04/01/2021 true
Memory Card $220 06/02/2021 04/01/2021 true

Use the following steps for detailed instructions on how to use the quarterStartDate() date 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 Add Data Set (+).
  • 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:

    • From the Products table, drag and drop Category to the Grouping Dimension tray.
    • From the Sales table, drag and drop Revenue 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 Date Functions.
    • Double-click the quarterStartDate function, quarterStartDate(), to add the formula to the editor.
    • Select Validate & Save.
    • In the Properties panel, for Column Label, enter quarterStartDate().
  • From the Data panel, drag and drop Add Formula to the Grouping Dimension tray.

    • In the Formula Editor, use the following condition:

      • SALES.SALES.TIME_ID > quarterStartDate()
    • Select Validate & Save.
    • In the Properties panel, for Column Label, enter Sales after quarterStartDate()
  • Name the insight Revenue Per Product Category.
  • In the Action bar, select Save.