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How to count / calculate quarters between two dates in Excel? 

In a worksheet, normally, you often need to calculate years, months, or days between two given dates, but, have you ever tried to calculate quarters between two dates in Excel?

Count / Calculate quarters between two dates with formulas


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To get the number of quarters between two given dates, the following formulas may help you, please do as this:

Calculate the number of quarters between two given dates:

Please enter this formula: =FLOOR(((YEAR(B2)*12+MONTH(B2))-(YEAR(A2)*12+MONTH(A2)))/3,1) into a blank cell where you want to put the calculate result, and then press Enter key, see screenshot:

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Note: In the above formula, A2 is the start date, and B2 is the end date cell, you can change them to your need.


Calculate the number of quarters from a given date to today:

Here is also a formula which can help you to calculate the number of quarters from a given date to current day, please enter: =FLOOR(((YEAR(NOW())-YEAR(A2))*12+MONTH(NOW())-MONTH(A2))/3,1) into a blank cell where you want to return the result, and then press Enter key, and the number of quarters between the given date and today has calculated at once, see screenshot:

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Note: In above formula, A2 is the given date that you want to use, you can change it as you need.


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I need a formula that returns the # of complete standard yearly quarters between two dates (i.e. Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep, Oct-Dec), not just 'numerical' quarters, which this oft-repeated formula gives. In my example, Jan to Aug should give one standard quarter (Apr-Jun in the same year) but your formula gives (8-1)/3 = 2.66... FLOORed to 2, which is wrong in my context. I can't find this anywhere, and ChatGPT is useless as well.
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Calculate the number of quarters between two given dates:
Your example is almost 12 weeks wrong!

Feb 1, 2015 - Jan 30, 2016 is 1 day shy of 4Qs.
Your answer is 3Qs
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Hello, Roger Brownlie

In this case, you should apply this formula: =ROUND(DATEDIF(A2,B2,"M")/3,0)

Please havea try, thank you!
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Ik wil een automatische berekening van de geldigheid van overuren.
Concreet betekent dit dat ik in excel de datum van de overuren moet omzetten in het kwartaal waarin ze vallen, en vandaaruit drie kwartalen verder reken tot de uiterste datum wanneer de overuren geldig zijn.
Kan iemand me hiermee helpen?
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how to display a quarter against a date....eg i get a date from banks, and from that date i build a formula to check which quarter it falls in...what would be the formula
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Thank You!!
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