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:
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:
Next, we can concatenate text to the front of the result to say Q1, Q2, Q3, or Q4:
or “Quarter 1”, “Quarter 2”, etc.
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.