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Calculating Qurter out of Date

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    dinesh_ltjd is offline Novice
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    Calculating Qurter out of Date

    I have a dataset in which i have a variable Bill date like this

    Bill Date
    1/16/2012
    11/16/2012
    11/16/2012
    11/16/2012
    11/16/2012
    1/16/2012
    1/16/2012
    1/16/2012
    1/16/2012
    1/16/2012
    1/16/2012


    Now I want to create another variable 'Quarter' and calculate this on the basis of Date and want the output as follow
    Quarter
    Q1-2012
    Q4-2012
    Q4-2012
    Q4-2012
    Q4-2012
    Q1-2012
    Q1-2012
    Q1-2012
    Q1-2012
    Q1-2012
    Q1-2012


    I was thinking of doing this with the combination of Datepart and if-elseif combinations. But as per my knowledge access donot support multiple Ifs statement and I dont want to write VBA code for the same

    Please suggest

    Thanks
    Dinesh

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    Where are you performing this calculation?

    There's nothing wrong with nested IIF functions but they are probably not needed here.

    I assume your quarters are simply months 1-3, months 4-6, etc.

    OK, DatePart will extract the month. Dividing the month by 4 will give the quarter minus 1 as the integer part of the result. String concatenation gives you the format.

    "Q" & Int(DatePart("m", MyDate)) + 1 & "-" & DatePart("yyyy", MyDate)

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    Hi Rod,

    Thanks for your help

    But the given forluma is just adding up 1 to current month and concatinating it with the year

    11/29/2012 Q12-2012

    Thanks
    Dinesh

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    Hey Rod,

    I got it

    I just divided it by 4

    Quarter: "Q" & Int(DatePart("m",[Bill Date])/4)+1 & "-" & DatePart("yyyy",[Bill Date])

    Thanks again

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    Oops! Sorry about that; I forget to divide by 4 (well, typo really). ... and yes, Orange is correct, get the quarter directly with DatePart. I must learn to take a deep breath before launching into things.

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