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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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Microsoft

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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Microsoft

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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Anonymous
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Hello @v-jiascu-msft ,

Your solution may help my case too. Can you please tell me what is the relationship between the two tables (quarters and calendar tables) you are using? (i.e. what datafields in the two tables you are using to connect the two tables?)

Everything works fine for me in the formula until the function EARLIER. Just after the EARLIER function when I am trying to type the date field from my calendar table I don't have the list of the available data fields to choose it. I believe I did not connected the two tables properly. I tried to connect the field "Start date" in Quarters table with field "Date" in date teble (not sure if this is correct).

Many thanks

Microsoft

Hi @Anonymous,

Actually, no relationship is there. No EARLIER is needed either. Please refer to the file in the attachment. I have improved it.

Best Regards,
Dale

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Helper II
Microsoft

Hi @Silko,

Best Regards,

Dale

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Helper II

Here is the new thread. I was not sure what the subject should be so it was simpler to ask the question here. 🙂

Helper III

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.

Microsoft

Hi @mazharmh,

Best Regards,

Dale

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New Member

This looks like it will work thanks everyone!

Frequent Visitor

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])))

Super User III

Hi,

Regards,
Ashish Mathur
http://www.ashishmathur.com
Post Prodigy

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.

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.

Super User IV

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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