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## Determine if date is between 2 dates

I have a table with an End Date for a record. I need to determine if this end date is between a start date and end date for a custom 5 year contract quarter. I was thinking of just doing this in DAX as a calculated column and nesting an if statement to retrun the correct value. Is there a more "correct" way to do this? I have 12 quarters 9-20 that I have to look for.

For example:

IF([EndDate] >= DATE(2017,5,1) && [EndDate] <= DATE(2017,7,31), "Q12",

IF([EndDate] >= DATE(2017,8,1) && [EndDate] <= DATE(2017,10,31), "Q13",

IF([EndDate] >= DATE(2017,11,1) && [EndDate] <= DATE(2018,1,31), "Q14",

"Not in range"))

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## Re: Determine if date is between 2 dates

Hi @john_hqi

I tested @mmace1's idea. It works. Please have a try.

1. Create a table "Quarters".

```Column =
CALCULATE (
VALUES ( Quarters[Value] ),
FILTER (
'Quarters',
'Quarters'[Start] <= EARLIER ( 'Calendar'[Date] )
&& 'Quarters'[End] >= EARLIER ( 'Calendar'[Date] )
)
)```

3. If more quarters neeed, we can add to table "Quarters".

Best Regards!

Dale

Community Support Team _ Dale
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## Re: Determine if date is between 2 dates

I wonder if you could just use MONTH and then multiply by the YEAR - a baseline. So, figure out the quarter, 1, 2, 3, 4 and then multiply by YEAR-2017+1 for example. Might cut down on the DAX IF statement nesting, four instead of 12.

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## Re: Determine if date is between 2 dates

Instead of using nested IFs, have a look at the SWITCH function:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg492166.aspx

Hope this helps

Dominik.

Member

## Re: Determine if date is between 2 dates

If you may need to use this "calculation" for the quarter in more than just this one table, it may be worthwhile to setup a calender table.  So, a table with all dates in one column, and anther column (with whatever formula you settle on - SWITCH, etc.), that gives the quarter.

Then the next time you need the quarter added to a table, instead of having to rewrite the formula, you could just link to the calender table and pull over the quarter from there.

This can also be handy if you end up with data from several tables on one page, and want to have a single quarter filter that applies to all the data on the page.

Community Support Team

## Re: Determine if date is between 2 dates

Hi @john_hqi

I tested @mmace1's idea. It works. Please have a try.

1. Create a table "Quarters".

```Column =
CALCULATE (
VALUES ( Quarters[Value] ),
FILTER (
'Quarters',
'Quarters'[Start] <= EARLIER ( 'Calendar'[Date] )
&& 'Quarters'[End] >= EARLIER ( 'Calendar'[Date] )
)
)```

3. If more quarters neeed, we can add to table "Quarters".

Best Regards!

Dale

Community Support Team _ Dale
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## Re: Determine if date is between 2 dates

This looks like it will work thanks everyone!

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## Re: Determine if date is between 2 dates

Not being able to get this to work. Adding a New Column to calcaute the Period a date falls between and getting error - table of multiple vaules was supplied when a single value was expected.

Date Period = CALCULATE (VALUES (Period[PERIOD]),FILTER (Period,Period[START_DATE]<=EARLIER(SCOMMON[Dates])&&Period[END_DATE]>=EARLIER(SCOMMON[Dates])))

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## Re: Determine if date is between 2 dates

I have bit simillar requirment. I have to calucalte quaterly sales perfromance of the companey. But My boss want quarter should start from first monday of the quarter. rang is like that.

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## Re: Determine if date is between 2 dates

Hi @mazharmh,

Best Regards,

Dale

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