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MONTH

Returns the month of the year for a given date.

Sample usage

MONTH(Date)

Syntax

1) Returns the month from a Date value.

MONTH(date_expression)

2) Returns the month from a compatibility mode Date value.

MONTH(X [,format_string])

Parameters

  • date_expression - a Date & Time field or expression.
  • X - a field or expression that evaluates to Text, Number, or compatibility mode Date.
  • format_string - format for X. Optional if X is correctly configured as a semantic date field.

Format strings for compatibility mode dates

Supported date functions accept the following input formats if X is a Text field or expression, or compatibility mode Date:

  • Any valid strptime format is accepted.
  • 'BASIC': %Y/%m/%d-%H:%M:%S
  • 'DEFAULT_DASH': %Y-%m-%d [%H:%M:%S]
  • 'DEFAULT_SLASH': %Y/%m/%d [%H:%M:%S]
  • 'DEFAULT_DECIMAL': %Y%m%d [%H:%M:%S
  • 'RFC_1123': for example, Sat, 24 May 2008 20:09:47 GMT
  • 'RFC_3339': for example, 2008-05-24T20:09:47Z
  • 'DECIMAL_DATE': same as 'DEFAULT_DECIMAL'

Supported time functions accept the following input format if X is a Number field or expression:

  • 'SECONDS': seconds since Epoch
  • 'MILLIS': milliseconds since Epoch
  • 'MICROS': microseconds since Epoch
  • 'NANOS': nanoseconds since Epoch
  • 'JULIAN_DATE': days since Epoch

Examples

Example formula Input Output
MONTH(Date) Jan 1, 2019 January
MONTH(Date as Text, 'BASIC') 2019/01/01-09:40:45 January
MONTH(Date as Number, 'SECONDS') 1561784874 June

MONTH(Date as lots of Numbers, 'MILLIS')

1562004058620 July

Notes

This function works with both compatibility mode dates and upgraded Date and Date & Time data types.

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