CurrentPeriod (PQL)

Returns the current date or time members from a date or time based attribute.

  • Returned Output: Member
  • Library: PQL \ Semantic \ Date-Time
  • Version: 2018.00.000
  • Compatibility: Pyramid Query Language (PQL) data sources


CurrentPeriod( <Hierarchy> )

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  • The hierarchy or attribute needs to be the unique name for an existing date or time hierarchy in the model.
    • If the hierarchy is date only, the returned member is today's date.
    • If the hierarchy is time only, the returned member is the current time (to the closest minute).
    • If the hierarchy is date-time, the returned member is today's date at the current time.
  • For details on how to employ and use this function see the semantic calculation overview.
Different Function types
  • To use a simple date-time operation, use the Common library function.


This returns the member February 6th 2019 in the dateKey hierarchy of the data table (today's date):

CurrentPeriod( [data].[dateKey] )