What Type Of Date Ranges Are Available?

Optix supports three commonly used types of Date Ranges: Standard Calendar, Flexible Dates, and Ongoing basis. Each date range is suited for its own unique storyboard type.

1.) Standard Calendar

You can use the standard calendar date ranges (day, week, month, etc.) to range your data sets. The standard calendar is used within our Periodic Storyboard. If you want to learn more about this storyboard, click here! Optix allows the following ranges:

  • Today
  • Yesterday
  • This Week
  • Last Week
  • This Month
  • Last Month
  • This Quarter
  • Last Quarter
  • This Year
  • Last Year
  • Week to Date
  • Month to Date
  • Quarter to Date
  • Year to Date
  • Last 7 Days
  • Last 14 Days
  • Last 28 Days
  • Last 30 days
  • Last 90 Days
  • Last 12 Months

2.) Ongoing Basis

When using an Ongoing Basis as your date range, Optix uses the current day as a starting point for your data. The basic time unit for an ongoing basis is determined by taking the present day as a starting point. This means that the data that corresponds to the last X amount of days – depending on your range choice – will change everyday. These date ranges are only available in a Rolling Storyboard. If you don’t know what this type of storyboard is, click here to learn more! Optix Supports five different ranges:

  • Short – Yesterday, Last 7 and 15 days
  • Medium – Last 7, 15 and 30 days
  • Long – Last 7, 30 and 90 days)
  • Long – Last 30, 90 and 180 days
  • Yearly View – Last 30, 180, and 365 days

3.) Flexible Dates

Our flexible date range feature is, as you can see in the name, flexible! We let our uses choose any time frame to compare two different periods. For instance, if you need to compare a period of 13 days to another period of 13 days, you can! This works for comparison of any period of any of our supported time measurements. Need to compare two periods of 2 days? Weeks? Months? You can! This feature is only available in our Comparison Storyboard. If you are not familiar with this type of Storyboard, click here!

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