Reference to the day() function

Summary

day(<timeZone>)

Returns the day of the month in the specified time zone.

Parameters

ParameterDescription
timeZone String identifier or alias for a time zone, such as "US/Pacific". Names are case sensitive and must be enclosed in quotes. For a list of valid time zone identifiers and their aliases, see http://joda-time.sourceforge.net/timezones.html.

Description

The day() standard time function returns the day of the month in the specified time zone. A day is represented as a whole number from 1 through 31, as defined by the Gregorian calendar.

The returned values are plotted against the times shown on the x-axis. The returned series is generally a straight line, unless you are looking at a chart that includes times from multiple days. day() automatically adjusts its return values for daylight savings time.

day() is particularly useful when you want to define an alert that fires only on a specific day or range of days within a month. For example, you could use an expression such as between(day("UTC"),7,10) in an alert condition to ensure that the alert fires only on the 7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th day of every month in Coordinated Universal Time.

day() does not automatically accommodate leap years. You can use the lead() function in an expression such as the following to return 1 on the last day of each month for a given time zone, regardless of whether the year is a leap year: lead(1d, day(...)=1)

Examples

Example 1: Showing Days of the Month

This chart shows live data for 8 days. day("Asia/Bangkok") returns 11 through 18, representing the 11th through the 18th days of each month. day

Example 2: Defining an Alert that Fires on Particular Days

Here we include (day("Asia/Bangkok") = 10 or between(day("Asia/Bangkok"),14,21)) in a conditional expression to define an alert that fires when the CPU load average rises above 2.5 either on day 10 of the month or from day 14 through day 21. day alert

See Also

weekday() Function

dayOfYear() Function