Setting time range

With the exception of the formula editor, Data range is the last parameter the application will take into consideration in preparing your series for analysis. Prior to this point, all your series have been converted to a common calendar of observations, and include the full history of each series. If your analysis requires that all series have the same start and end date you can use data range to specify these dates.

However, if you simply wish to specify the start and end dates for your chart, you can do so by dragging the x axis to the desired points in time.

Important information

Using the Data Range will cut the history of the time series. The full history will no longer be available in the document and might affect calculations. For instance: in the picture above, US Industrial Production (usindprod) starts in 1919-01-01. If you set a Data Range from 1950-01-01 and then calculate a Year-on-Year % Change, this series will now start in 1951-01-01, as one year of the series history is needed to calculate Year-on-Year % Change. The history before 1950 will not be available anymore and thus not used in the calculations.

There are two other ways to specify a time range:

  • Frequency Conversion – useful when you want to apply it to a specific block of analyses

  • Formulas – useful when you want to apply it to specific series, see below examples
Cut(sek, Date(2010,01,01), Date(2021,01,01))
CutStart(sek, Date(2020,11,1))
CutEnd(sek, Date(2021,08,31))