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Date format issue

I hope some experts help me with a date format issue. 
The format of my date column on the data source, an excel file, is Q1 20/21, Q2 20/21, Q3 20/21, Q4 20/21, Q1 21/22..... So when I import the flat file into Power BI, the quarterly KPIs are not synchronised as the date format is in text format.
I would like to know the best solution to overcome this date format so that my quarterly KPIs for each quarter be shown correctly.

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Qmars007 ,

You cann't change the quarter to date format, as in all the date formats, there isn't one format for showing quarters.


For your calculate purpose, you can create a calculated column in the table contains date, like this:

Qtr =
"Q" & QUARTER ( [Date] ) & " "
    & FORMAT ( [Date], "YY" ) & "/"
    & FORMAT ( [Date], "YY" ) + 1

Then the quarter relates to date, and can also relates to the quarterly KPIs.


Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ kalyj

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Super User
Super User

@Qmars007 ,

Based on Month start date , create a date , Assume FY start from Jan

Date = Eomonth(date(mid([FY Qtr],4,2), 4,1)  , (mid([FY Qtr],1,1)-1)*3 )


Then you can use time intelligence

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