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Excel Formula: Get Quarter from Date

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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.

If you want to follow along with this tutorial, please download the example spreadsheet.
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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.
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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)
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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)
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YEAR function: gets the year as a 4-digits number based on the given date.


Relative Formulas

Relative Functions


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