Special Handling of Date Values
Analytica includes group of Date Functions specifically designed to create and manipulate date values. But there are also some common functions which, although they are typically applied to standard numerical values, include optional parameters to handle dates. This page links to all functions that handle dates.
The dateUnit Parameter
The dateUnit parameter is available in several rounding functions. It must be called explicitly and replaces the digits parameter.
Functions that use the dateUnit parameter:
dateUnit values include: - 'Y' for Year - 'Q' for Quarter - 'M' for Month - 'WD' for Weekday - 'D' for Day - 'h' for Hour - 'm' for minute - 's' for second
Note that some of these are distinguished by case.
Round up to the next year: Ceil(MakeDate(2014, 12,17), dateUnit: 'Y') → 1-Jan-2015
Round to the nearest top of the minute: Round(Now(withTime:1), dateUnit: 'm') → 17-Dec-2014 11:32:00 AM
List the next 5 Groundhog Days: Sequence(MakeDate(2015,2,2), MakeDate(2019,2,2), dateUnit: 'Y') → [2-Feb-2015, 2-Feb-2016, 2-Feb-2017, 2-Feb-2018, 2-Feb-2019]