Quarter (PQL)

Returns the full quarter (with year) from a date-time

  • Returned Output: Text
  • Library: PQL \ Granular \ Date-Time
  • Version: 2023.00.000
  • Compatibility: Pyramid Query Language (PQL) data sources


Quarter( <Column DateTime> )

* Click on the function's arguments above for more details on the input values.

  • The column needs to be an attribute with date-time values in the model. (The data type needs to be 'date-time')
  • The value returned is based on a natural calendar period. It is a 'Full' quarter number, including the year.
  • For details on how to employ and use this function see the custom column overview.
Different Function types
  • This function is similar to the PQL semantic and common functions of the same name. However, it operates on a column directly at the grain.
  • As a granular function, it is used in the base SQL query itself.


This example returns a column with the quarter (year and quarter number) of each date-time item in the Order Date column.

Quarter( [Data].[OrderDate] )

You can see the effect from this example snippet in column #3, based on the original date column in position #1.