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inyear - script and chart function

This function returns True if timestamp lies inside the year containing base_date.


InYear (timestamp, base_date, period_no [, first_month_of_year])

Return data type: Boolean

In Qlik Sense, the Boolean true value is represented by -1, and the false value is represented by 0.

Diagram of inyear() function's range

Diagram that shows the range of time that the inyear() function evaluates and will return a Boolean result depending on the placement of the base date.

The inyear() function returns a Boolean result when comparing the selected date values to a year defined by the base_date.

The inyear() function returns a Boolean result. Typically, this type of function will be used as a condition in an if expression. This returns an aggregation or calculation dependent on whether a date evaluated occurred in the year in question. For example, the inyear() function can be used to identify all sales that occurred in a defined year.

Argument Description
timestamp The date that you want to compare with base_date.
base_date Date that is used to evaluate the year.
period_no The year can be offset by period_no. period_no is an integer, where the value 0 indicates the year that contains base_date. Negative values in period_no indicate preceding years, and positive values indicate succeeding years.
first_month_of_year If you want to work with (fiscal) years not starting in January, indicate a value between 2 and 12 in first_month_of_year.

You can use the following values to set the first month of year in the first_month_of_year argument:

first_month_of_year values
Month Value
February 2
March 3
April 4
May 5
June 6
July 7
August 8
September 9
October 10
November 11



Regional settings

Unless otherwise specified, the examples in this topic use the following date format: MM/DD/YYYY. The date format is specified in the SET DateFormat statement in your data load script. The default date formatting may be different in your system, due to your regional settings and other factors. You can change the formats in the examples below to suit your requirements. Or you can change the formats in your load script to match these examples. For more information, see Modifying app regional settings.

Default regional settings in apps are based on a combination of identity provider settings, system settings, or browser settings. These regional format settings are not related to the language displayed in the Qlik Cloud user interface. Qlik Cloud will be displayed in the same language as the browser you are using.

If you are an app creator, you can set the default region for apps you create. For more information, see Setting your preferred regional settings for creating apps.

Function examples
Example Result
inyear ('01/25/2013', '01/01/2013', 0 ) Returns TRUE
inyear ('01/25/2012', '01/01/2013', 0) Returns FALSE
inyear ('01/25/2013', '01/01/2013', -1) Returns FALSE
inyear ('01/25/2012', '01/01/2013', -1 ) Returns TRUE
inyear ('01/25/2013', '01/01/2013', 0, 3)

Returns TRUE

The value of base_date and first_month_of_year specify that timestamp must fall within 01/03/2012 and 02/28/2013

inyear ('03/25/2013', '07/01/2013', 0, 3 ) Returns TRUE

Example 1 - Basic example

Example 2 - period_no

Example 3 - first_month_of_year

Example 4 - Chart object example

Example 5 - Scenario