## Excel Formula: Get Quarter from Date

Sometimes, you may want to get the quarter number from a list of dates when making an annual financial report. This tutorial provides formulas for you to get quarter from given dates in Excel.

Generic formula

 ROUNDUP(MONTH(date)/3,0)

Syntaxt and arguments

 Date: the date that used to get the quarter from.

Return value

The formula returns a numeric value.

Errors

If the date is earlier than 1/1/1900, or the date is not a numeric value, the formula returns to an error value #VALUE!

How this formula works

The range B3:B8 lists the dates, now to get the quarter from these dates in cell C3, please use the below formula:

 =ROUNDUP(MONTH(B3)/3,0)

Press Enter key and then drag autofill hand down to the cell C8 to get other dates’ quarters.

Explanation

MONTH function: gets the month as integer number (1 to 12) from date.

Here formula MONTH(B3) gets result 1.

ROUNDUP function: rounds a number up to a given number of digits. Here 0 indicates to round number up to an integer.

=ROUNDUP(MONTH(B3)/3,0)
=ROUNDUP(1/3,0)
=ROUNDUP(0.333,0)
=1

Extension

1. If you want to get the result as below screenshot shown, you can use the formula like

="Q"&ROUNDUP(MONTH(B3)/3,0)

2. If you want to get quarter and year from date as below screenshot shown, please use below screenshot:

="Q"&ROUNDUP(MONTH(B3)/3,0)&"-"&YEAR(B3)

YEAR function: gets the year as a 4-digits number based on the given date.

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