## Excel Dashboards – Fiscal Quarter, Fiscal Month

Categories: CFO Dashboard, How-To

When you use the Add Date hierarchy columns for any date, by default it brings all calendar quarter and calendar month. How do you get Fiscal Quarter

Let say your fiscal year begins from 1st July then

First Quarter = { 7 , 8 , 9}

Second Quarter = { 10, 11, 12}

Third Quarter = {1, 2, 3}

Fourth Quarter = { 4, 5, 6 }

So with the above logic let us create a formula

• Right click on the date column
• Select “Create Calculation”
• • Type the following formula
• switch(
month(”Order Date”) in (7,8,9) , ‘Qtr1′ ,
month(”Order Date”) in (10,11,12) , ‘Qtr2′ ,
month(”Order Date”) in (1,2,3) , ‘Qtr3′ ,
month(”Order Date”) in (4,5,6) , ‘Qtr4′
)
• Click on ‘Use This Formula’

Here is the Fiscal Quarter Note: You can change the Quarter text to anything like ‘Q1′ instead of ‘Qtr1′

Fiscal Month

Similarly, if you need fiscal month, we can use the following formula

switch(
month(”Order Date”) >= 7 , month(”Order Date”)-6 ,
month(”Order Date”) < 7 , month(”Order Date”) + 6
)

Fiscal Year

switch(
month(”Order Date”) >= 7 , year(”Order Date”) ,
month(”Order Date”) < 7 , year(”Order Date”) – 1
)

If you have a different Fiscal year begining then replace the numbers accordingly.

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