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DateQuarterBegin ( theDate )

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Chiyoko Yoshida, chiyofm

Pass any date and get the quarter start date based on input date.

Sample Input:
DateQuarterBegin (7/15/2010)
Sample Output:

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.


Basic formula to out put the start date of the year's quarter based on the input date. Supply the get(currentdate) to dynamically get the CURRENT quarter.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


There is no need to use $variables and there is a possible conflict with script variables. The function works just as well by removing all the "$" characters.

Bruce Robertson, Redmond
July 17, 2010 10:38am

Like this:
Let ([
d = theDate;
m = Month(d);
y = Year(d)

m > 9 ; Date (10;1;y);
m > 6 ; Date (7;1;y);
m > 3 ; Date (4;1;y);

Bruce Robertson, Redmond
July 17, 2010 10:42am

Try =

Date ( 3 * Div ( Month ( date ) - 1 ; 3 ) + 1 ; 1 ; Year ( date ) )

comment, VR
July 19, 2010 12:39am

Nice, a much more concise statement. I wanted to write that but didn't have the time to play with the math. Thx for feedback.

Chiyoko Yoshida, Chicago IL
July 19, 2010 7:57am

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