# Extracting A Quarter From A Date In Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a powerful tool for managing and analyzing data, but sometimes it can be tricky to extract a specific quarter from a date column.

In this article, we will show you how to use the QUARTER function in Google Sheets to extract the quarter from a date and how to use the formula in combination with other functions to create a dynamic and flexible solution.

## Understanding The QUARTER Function

The QUARTER function in Google Sheets is used to extract the quarter from a date.

The function takes a single argument, which is a date or a cell reference that contains a date.

The function returns an integer value between 1 and 4, representing the quarter of the year.

For example, if the date is “1/1/2022”, the QUARTER function will return 1, representing the first quarter of the year.

If the date is “7/1/2022”, the QUARTER function will return 3, representing the third quarter of the year.

## Using The QUARTER Function In A Formula

To use the QUARTER function in a formula, you need to enter the function in a cell, followed by the date or cell reference in parentheses.

For example, if the date is in cell A1, you would enter the formula `=QUARTER(A1)` in another cell.

The function will then return the quarter of the year for the date in cell A1.