## Excel Formula: Get Fiscal Quarter From Date

Generally, the fiscal quarter starts in a month other than January for most companies. In this case, how can you get the fiscal quarter based on the given date in Excel?

Generic formula:

 CHOOSE(MONTH(date),1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3,3,4,4,4) (fiscal quarter start from Jan)

Or

 CHOOSE(MONTH(date),4,4,4,1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3,3) (fiscal quarter start from Apr)

Or

 CHOOSE(MONTH(date),3,3,3,4,4,4,1,1,1,2,2,2) (fiscal quarter start from Jul)

Or

 CHOOSE(MONTH(date),2,2,2,3,3,3,4,4,4,1,1,1) (fiscal quarter start from Oct)

Syntaxt and Arguments

 Date: the date used to get the fiscal quarter.

Return Value

The formula returns to a numeric value from 1 to 4.

How this formula works

As we known, the fiscal quarter starts from April. To get the fiscal quarters base on the dates in B3: B5, please use below formula:

 =CHOOSE(MONTH(B3),4,4,4,1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3,3)

Press Enter key and then drag fill handle down C5.

Explanation

MONTH function: returns the month as number based on the date.

CHOOSE function: returns a value from the list of value argument by the given index numbers.

As there are 12 months in a year, and 4 quarters in a year, the formula lists 12 numbers which indicate 4 fiscal quarters. You can change the order of the numbers based on which month your fiscal quarter starts.

=CHOOSE(MONTH(B3),4,4,4,1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3,3)
=CHOOSE(1,4,4,4,1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3,3)
=4

Remark

You also can use the INDEX function to solve this job

 INDEX({4,4,4,1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3,3}, MONTH(date))

Press Shift + Ctrl + Enter keys.

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