Using dimension_group for dates is convenient, in that you can reference a date column to support date, week, month, etc. The problem comes in when users attempt to filter on anything except “date” in the reporting layer.
When filtering on date, a variety of options can be chosen to include the desired dates. To specify a specifc date, the option “is on the day” can be used. However, when trying to filter on a specific week or month, no such option exists (e.g. “is in the week” or “is in the month”). Adding to the confusion, the option for “is on the day” is still available, which doesn’t apply to week or month.
I would like to have a clear way for my users to select a desired month (e.g. 07-2016) or week. Is this something that can be added as a feature?