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## How to create Quarters from date field?

Hi,

I have my date field, and I also have a Month Year field that I created from the MonthStart() function.

I have 3 years of data, 2012-2015.

But how would I go about creating Quarters for each year so it recognizes the months and the year for each quarter?

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## Re: How to create Quarters from date field?

Hi,

Hope this will help u:

LET S_DATE_END = NUM(FLOOR(MONTHEND(TODAY())));

DATE_CALENDAR:
CALENDAR_DATE AS %KEY_CALENDAR_DATE,
DATE(CALENDAR_DATE) AS CALENDAR_DATE,
YEAR(CALENDAR_DATE) AS CALENDAR_YEAR,
DUAL(DATE(CALENDAR_DATE, 'MMMM'), NUM(MONTH(CALENDAR_DATE))) AS CALENDAR_MONTH,
NUM(MONTH(CALENDAR_DATE)) AS CALENDAR_MONTH_NUM,
NUM#(DATE(CALENDAR_DATE, 'YYYYMM')) AS CALENDAR_YEAR_MONTH_NUM,
DATE(WEEKSTART(CALENDAR_DATE), 'YYYYMMDD') AS CALENDAR_WEEK_ORDER,
DAY(CALENDAR_DATE) AS CALENDAR_DAY,
DUAL(WEEKDAY(CALENDAR_DATE), NUM(WEEKDAY(CALENDAR_DATE))) AS CALENDAR_WEEK_DAY,
'Q' &
CEIL(NUM(MONTH(CALENDAR_DATE))/3) AS CALENDAR_QUARTER,
DUAL(DATE(CALENDAR_DATE, 'MMM-YYYY'),
NUM#(DATE(CALENDAR_DATE, 'YYYYMM'))) AS CALENDAR_YEAR_MONTH,
DUAL(NUM(DAY(WEEKSTART(CALENDAR_DATE)), '00') &'/'& DATE(WEEKEND(CALENDAR_DATE), 'DD-MMM-YYYY'),
YEAR(WEEKSTART(CALENDAR_DATE)) & NUM(WEEK(WEEKSTART(CALENDAR_DATE)), '00')) AS CALENDAR_WEEK;
(
\$(S_DATE_START) + RECNO()) - 1 AS CALENDAR_DATE
AUTOGENERATE((S_DATE_END - S_DATE_START) + 1);

SET S_DATE_START=;
SET S_DATE_END=;

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MVP

## Re: How to create Quarters from date field?

You don't have date field in your database. If you do, then you can do this:

'Q', Ceil(Month(DateField)/3) as Quarter,

'Q', Ceil(Month(DateField)/3) & '-' & Year(DateField) as QuarterYear,

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chk dis

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## Re: How to create Quarters from date field?

='Q' & ceil(month(Date)/3) as Quarter

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Honored Contributor III

## Re: How to create Quarters from date field?

Hi,

Hope this will help u:

LET S_DATE_END = NUM(FLOOR(MONTHEND(TODAY())));

DATE_CALENDAR:
CALENDAR_DATE AS %KEY_CALENDAR_DATE,
DATE(CALENDAR_DATE) AS CALENDAR_DATE,
YEAR(CALENDAR_DATE) AS CALENDAR_YEAR,
DUAL(DATE(CALENDAR_DATE, 'MMMM'), NUM(MONTH(CALENDAR_DATE))) AS CALENDAR_MONTH,
NUM(MONTH(CALENDAR_DATE)) AS CALENDAR_MONTH_NUM,
NUM#(DATE(CALENDAR_DATE, 'YYYYMM')) AS CALENDAR_YEAR_MONTH_NUM,
DATE(WEEKSTART(CALENDAR_DATE), 'YYYYMMDD') AS CALENDAR_WEEK_ORDER,
DAY(CALENDAR_DATE) AS CALENDAR_DAY,
DUAL(WEEKDAY(CALENDAR_DATE), NUM(WEEKDAY(CALENDAR_DATE))) AS CALENDAR_WEEK_DAY,
'Q' &
CEIL(NUM(MONTH(CALENDAR_DATE))/3) AS CALENDAR_QUARTER,
DUAL(DATE(CALENDAR_DATE, 'MMM-YYYY'),
NUM#(DATE(CALENDAR_DATE, 'YYYYMM'))) AS CALENDAR_YEAR_MONTH,
DUAL(NUM(DAY(WEEKSTART(CALENDAR_DATE)), '00') &'/'& DATE(WEEKEND(CALENDAR_DATE), 'DD-MMM-YYYY'),
YEAR(WEEKSTART(CALENDAR_DATE)) & NUM(WEEK(WEEKSTART(CALENDAR_DATE)), '00')) AS CALENDAR_WEEK;
(
\$(S_DATE_START) + RECNO()) - 1 AS CALENDAR_DATE
AUTOGENERATE((S_DATE_END - S_DATE_START) + 1);

SET S_DATE_START=;
SET S_DATE_END=;

MVP

## Re: How to create Quarters from date field?

There are also functions for creating quarter fields available similar to MonthStart(DateField) and MonthName(DateField) functions:

QuarterName(date [, shift = 0 [, first_month_of_year = 1]])

Returns a display value showing the months of the quarter (formatted according to the MonthNames script variable) and year with an underlying numeric value corresponding to a timestamp with the first millisecond of the first date of the quarter. Shift is an integer, where the value 0 indicates the quarter which contains date. Negative values in shift indicate preceding quarters and positive values indicate succeeding quarters. If you want to work with (fiscal) years not starting in January, indicate a value between 2 and 12 in first_month_of_year.

Examples:

quartername ( '2005-10-29' ) returns 'Oct-Dec 2005' with an underlying numeric value corresponding to '2005-10-01 00:00:00.000'

quartername ( '2005-10-29', -1 ) returns 'Jul-Sep 2005' with an underlying numeric value corresponding to '2005-07-01 00:00:00.000'

quartername ( '2005-10-29', 0, 3 ) returns 'Sep-Nov 2005' with an underlying numeric value corresponding to '2005-09-01 00:00:00.000'

QuarterStart(date [, shift = 0 [, first_month_of_year = 1]])

Returns a value corresponding to a timestamp with the first millisecond of the quarter containing date. The default output format will be the DateFormat set in the script. Shift is an integer, where the value 0 indicates the quarter which contains date. Negative values in shift indicate preceding quarters and positive values indicate succeeding quarters. If you want to work with (fiscal) years not starting in January, indicate a value between 2 and 12 in first_month_of_year.

Examples:

quarterstart ( '2005-10-29' ) returns '2005-10-01' with an underlying numeric value corresponding to '2005-10-01 00:00:00.000'

quarterstart ( '2005-10-29', -1 ) returns '2005-07-01' with an underlying numeric value corresponding to '2005-07-01 00:00:00.000'

quarterstart ( '2005-10-29', 0, 3 ) returns '2005-09-01' with an underlying numeric value corresponding to '2005-09-01 00:00:00.000'

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## Re: How to create Quarters from date field?

Hi,

You can create quarter (your field) as below

Dual('Q' & Ceil(Month(TIME_ID)/3), Ceil(Month(TIME_ID)/3)) //here Your field name is TIME_ID

Thanks

Reddy Kishore

Contributor II

## Re: How to create Quarters from date field?

Just go through the Ceil () function provided in QLik manual.

Regards,

mahamed

Contributor

## Re: How to create Quarters from date field?

Hi Sunny,

Thanks for this.

The only issue I have is that the Quarters are not sorting in order, I get Q1 2016, Q1 2015,  Q2 2015, Q3 2015, Q4 2015.

How do I go about creating Quarters that are sortable in order?

I cant load a sort order inline table since im creating new years all the time...

MVP

## Re: How to create Quarters from date field?

May be this:

Dual('Q', Ceil(Month(DateField)/3) & '-' & Year(DateField), QuarterName(DateField)) as QuarterYear,