# Generating previous quarter from current date

Hi there,

I am trying to get a formula that will generate what the previous quarter is for our fiscal year which starts in October.

So for today April 2024 which is in our Q3, the previous Quarter would be FY24 Q2. If we were in October 2023, the previous Quarter would be FY23 Q4. If we were in January 2024, the previous Quarter would be FY24 Q1.

I am having a lot of trouble figuring out the logic for this, so any help would be appreciated.

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Hey @Derek Stiles,

You could use an IF/AND statement to do this I think:

"=IF(AND(TODAY() > 3/31/2024, TODAY() < 6/30/2024), "FY24 Q2", IF(AND(TODAY() > 12/31/2023, TODAY() < 3/31/2024, "FY24 Q1", IF(AND(TODAY......)

Do this for all the start/end dates of your quarters and I think it should work.

Hope this helps!

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• Thank you bisaacs. I need something a little more general because this list will continue to have rows added to it indefinitely and it isn't tenable for me to create an iff statement for each quarter for every year in the future. It would need to sort of figure out what year it is, like (Today() >3/31/[CURRENT YEAR]... "FY[CURRENT YEAR] Q2"

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=IF(MONTH(TODAY()) <= 3, "FY" + RIGHT(YEAR(TODAY()), 2) + " Q1", IF(MONTH(TODAY()) <= 6, "FY" + RIGHT(YEAR(TODAY()), 2) + " Q2", IF(MONTH(TODAY()) <= 9, "FY" + RIGHT(YEAR(TODAY()), 2) + " Q3", "FY" + RIGHT(YEAR(TODAY()), 2) + " Q4")))

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