How do I find the difference between two time periods?

Apart from the standard datediff() and timestampdiff(), Vertica and MySQL offer a couple of more ways to go about it: By using the age functions:  age_in_years (current date, start date) and  age_in_months (current date, start date)  A key thing to remember about these two is that, unlike  datediff ('years', start date, current date), they will calculate the months/years between the … Continue reading How do I find the difference between two time periods?

How do I calculate the remaining days until the end of a fiscal quarter?

Should you work for a public company, it is very likely that the fiscal year of your company may not be the same as the calendar year. This in turn, means, that a bunch of your analyses may need to forecast financials for the fiscal quarters, rather than the calendar ones. How could you then … Continue reading How do I calculate the remaining days until the end of a fiscal quarter?

How do I calculate the remaining days until the end of a calendar quarter?

It may sound overwhelming but it's actually quite simple, especially if you've already figured out how to: extract various time periods from a date get the end date of the current quarter calculate the number of days between two days As you'll see below - calculating the remaining days in current quarter is then nothing … Continue reading How do I calculate the remaining days until the end of a calendar quarter?