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google-big-queryHow do I use the YEAR function in Google BigQuery?

The YEAR function in Google BigQuery is used to extract the year from a date or timestamp expression. It takes in one parameter, which is a date or timestamp expression. The output of the YEAR function is an integer between 1 and 9999.

For example:

SELECT YEAR('2015-06-13') as year;

The output of this query will be:


The parts of the code are:

  • SELECT: This is a keyword used to indicate that a query is being executed
  • YEAR('2015-06-13'): This is the YEAR function, taking in the date '2015-06-13' as a parameter
  • as year: This is an alias for the output of the query, which will be stored in the column 'year'

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