# Calculate Quarter from a Date – Excel & Google Sheets

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*This tutorial will demonstrate how to calculate the quarter from a date, including how to calculate the current quarter.*

## Quarter of a Date

To calculate the quarter from a date, first we want to get the month number:

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=MONTH(B3) |

Next we want to divide the month number by 3 (each quarter has 3 months) and use the ROUNDUP Function to round the result up to the nearest whole integer:

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

Next, we can concatenate text to the front of the result to say Q1, Q2, Q3, or Q4:

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

or “Quarter 1”, “Quarter 2”, etc.

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=CONCATENATE("Quarter",ROUNDUP(MONTH(B3)/3,0)) |

## Calculate Current Quarter

To calculate the current quarter, simply use the TODAY or NOW functions to get the current date for use in one of the above formulas.

## Calculate Quarter from a Date in Google Sheets

All of the above examples work exactly the same in Google Sheets as in Excel.