Configuring date and time for search requirements

Before configuring time on the datasets of CDP Data Visualization, you must navigate to the relevant datasets.

  1. On the main navigation bar, click DATA.
  2. In the list of datasets, select the one you want to enable for NLS.

    In this example, the Restaurant Inspections in SF dataset has been selected. The Dataset Detail page appears.

  3. On the left navigation menu of the Dataset Detail page, click Time Modeling.

Specifying the date/time field and the format of date/time for dataset

In the Time Modeling page, specify the Date/Time Field of the dataset using the following steps:

  1. At the top of the page, click EDIT.
  2. Under Date/Time Field, click the first drop-down list and select the name of the correct field, one that contains the date information.

    The system groups dataset fields in timestamp or other time formats at the top, under the heading Date Fields.

    In this example, the 'inspection_date' field has been selected.

  3. Under Date/Time Column, click the second drop-down list and select the appropriate date format mask.

    Depending on your location, the masks may have a different format. For example, the two options in this example are YYYY-MM-DD and YYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss. In this example, the dataset does not contain the hour, minute, and second information, so the default format YYYY-MM-DD is kept.

  4. Click SAVE.

Specifying the default time interval in dataset

In the Time Modeling page, specify the default interval by following these steps:

  1. Under Date/Time Field, click the third drop-down list for Default Interval.
  2. From the menu, select the appropriate interval. Depending on your location, you may have different options. For example, the three options in this example are Month, Quarter, and Year.

    In the figure below Month is selected.

  3. Click SAVE.