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I have a Date field with dates ranging from 1/1/2004 to present, I have a calc field - Q1_04 unstored, = Case(Date ≥ "1/1/2005" and Date ≤ "3/31/2005";"1").

 

The results are weird, a 1 is in all records with

 

dates from 1/1/2005 - 3/3/2005 have a 1 in Q1_04

dates from 3/4/2005 - 3/9/2005 have nothing in Q1_04

dates from 3/10/2005 -3/30/2005 have a 1 in Q1_04

as well as dates 10/4/2005 - 12/xx/2005 and some date from 2006

 

Any thoughts?

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This "1/1/2005" is a text string, not a date. Use the Date() function to specify a particular date.

 

BTW, since quarter is a function of the month of the date and nothing else, you could use something like:

Ceiling ( Month ( date ) / 3 )

to calculate the quarter dynamically for any date, regardless of the year.

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