How to sort dates by quarter in Excel?
This article is talking about sorting dates by quarter only with ignoring year and month in Excel. Here are two methods to get it done.
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We can insert a helper column to list corresponding quarters of dates, and then sort the range by quarter. Please do as follows:
1. Add a new column besides the original range and type
Quarter as column heading.
2. In the second cell of new column, type the formula
=ROUNDUP(MONTH(A2)/3,0) into it, and then drag the Fill Handle down to the range as you need. Note: In above formula, A2 is the date cell, and you can change it based on your needs.
Now the Quarter column is added as below screenshot shown:
3. Select the new Quarter column, and click one sort button on the
4. A Sort Warning dialog box comes out, please keep checking the
Expand the selection option, and click the Sort button.
Now you will see the certain range is sorted by quarter as below screenshot shown:
5. Delete the Quarter column with right clicking the column and selecting
Delete from the right-clicking menu.
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1. Select the range that you will sort dates by quarter, and click the
Enterprise > Advanced Sort.
2. In the popping out Advanced Sort dialog box, you need to:
(1) In the
Column drop down list, please specify the date column that you will sort by quarter.
(2) Click the
Sort On drop down list, and select Quarter.
(3) Specify the sort order in the
Order drop down list.
3. Click the
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