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Why is my data different when comparing financial reports to daily report for the same date range?

With the daily reports we're tracking real calendar days, so you end up choosing a real calendar month when you choose an entire month. For example, April 1st to April 30th includes all of those days.

In the financial reports we're using a fiscal calendar that matches Apple's fiscal calendar, so this may cut off the first few days, or the last few days of a month.

The fiscal calendar’s pattern is simple and follows several basic rules:

  1. Every month starts on a Sunday and ends on a Saturday.

  2. Q1 starts at the end of September

  3. Every quarter starts with a 5-week month, followed by two 4-weeks months