The FIQTR function returns the financial quarter corresponding to a given calendar date based on the financial year starting date and the financial year numbering convention.
Since Dialogue Manager interprets a date as alphanumeric or numeric, and FIQTR requires a standard date stored as an offset from the base date, do not use FIQTR with Dialogue Manager unless you first convert the variable used as the input date to an offset from the base date.
For more information, see Calling a Function From a Dialogue Manager Command.
FIQTR(inputdate, lowcomponent, startmonth, startday, yrnumbering, output)
Is the date for which the financial year is returned. The date must be a standard date stored as an offset from the base date.
If the financial year does not begin on the first day of a month, the date must have Y(Y), M, and D components, or Y(Y) and JUL components (note that JUL is equivalent to YJUL). Otherwise, the date only needs Y(Y) and M components or Y(Y) and Q components.
Is one of the following:
1 through 12 are used to represent the starting month of the financial year, where 1 represents January and 12 represents December. If the low component is Q, the start month must be 1, 4, 7, or 10.
Is the starting day of the starting month, usually 1. If the low component is M or Q, 1 is required.
Valid values are:
FYE to specify the Financial Year Ending convention. The financial year number is the calendar year of the ending date of the financial year. For example, when the financial year starts on October 1, 2008, the date 2008 November 1 is in FY 2009 Q1 because that date is in the financial year that ends on 2009 September 30.
FYS to specify the Financial Year Starting convention. The financial year number is the calendar year of the starting date of the financial year. For example, when the financial year starts on April 6, 2008, the date 2008 July 6 is in FY 2008 Q2 because that date is in the financial year that starts on 2008 April 6.
I or Q
The result will be in integer format, or Q. This function will return a value of 1 through 4. In case of an error, zero is returned.
Note: February 29 cannot be used as a start day for a financial year.
The following request against the CENTHR data source obtains the financial quarter corresponding to an employee starting date (field START_DATE, format YYMD) and returns the values in each of the supported formats: Q and I1.
DEFINE FILE CENTHR FISCALQ/Q=FIQTR(START_DATE,'D',10,1,'FYE',FISCALQ); FISCALI/I1=FIQTR(START_DATE,'D',10,1,'FYE',FISCALI); END TABLE FILE CENTHR PRINT START_DATE FISCALQ FISCALI BY LNAME BY FNAME WHERE LNAME LIKE 'C%' END
On the output, note that the date November 12, 1998 (1998/11/12) is in fiscal quarter Q1 because the starting month is October (10):
Last First Starting Name Name Date FISCALQ FISCALI ---- ----- -------- ------- ------- CHARNEY ROSS 1998/09/12 Q4 4 CHIEN CHRISTINE 1997/10/01 Q1 1 CLEVELAND PHILIP 1996/07/30 Q4 4 CLINE STEPHEN 1998/11/12 Q1 1 COHEN DANIEL 1997/10/05 Q1 1 CORRIVEAU RAYMOND 1997/12/05 Q1 1 COSSMAN MARK 1996/12/19 Q1 1 CRONIN CHRIS 1996/12/03 Q1 1 CROWDER WESLEY 1996/09/17 Q4 4 CULLEN DENNIS 1995/09/05 Q4 4 CUMMINGS JAMES 1993/07/11 Q4 4 CUTLIP GREGG 1997/03/26 Q2 2