Not sure what you are looking for or what defines a better way.
You can of course use also Month name
month(Shipment_Date) as Monthname
or combination of Year and month
year(Shipment_Date)&'/'&num(month(Shipment_Date)) as YearMonth
or what ever you want and suits your users need.
you may have a look to the variety of demo apps on the QlikView Web site or search for master calendar here (e.g. http://community.qlik.com/qlikviews/1001) to get some examples on how to use or presentate different date representations
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I guess I'm just to more further understand dates For example in the Master Calendar example
Month(TempDate) AS CalendarMonthName,
Creates the month name variables. By the very nature that it is a Date type of object and as long as another object that contains a date string is brought in as a date object is that what creates the tie between when you click on Jan and then all the January dates become selected