Get Quater using number as input in MySql

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i have a column that has month number stored as integer. i would like to create a new column with the quater of each month. is there an simpler way of doing the same, i have to use this in multiple places. so just wanted to check if there is any simpler way of doing this.

currently i am using below to achieve it

``````case when tt1.resolved_month in (1,2,3) then 1
when tt1.resolved_month in (4,5,6) then 2
when tt1.resolved_month in (7,8,9) then 3
when tt1.resolved_month in (10,11,12) then 4
end as quater
``````

i checked the Quarter function and it doesnt support number as input.

How to solve :

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Method 1

`CEIL` function will get the quarter.

``````SELECT CEIL(resolved_month / 3) AS quarter
``````

Demonstration:

``````Month   Month/3   Quarter
-------------------------
1       0.3333      1
2       0.6667      1
3       1           1
4       1.3333      2
5       1.6667      2
6       2           2
7       2.3333      3
8       2.6667      3
9       3           3
10      3.3333      4
11      3.6667      4
12      4           4
``````

Working Fiddle

Method 2

Instead of a `case` expression, you could divide the month by 3 and `ceil` the result:

``````SELECT CEIL(resolved_month / 3) AS quarter
FROM   tt1
``````

As @exudong suggested in the comments, it may be a good idea to encapsulate this logic in a function and re-use it wherever needed.

Method 3

You could use the `QUARTER()` function:

``````SELECT
resolved_month,
QUARTER(ADDDATE('2021-01-01',INTERVAL resolved_month-1 MONTH)) as quarter2
FROM months;
``````

Fiddle

The advantage (😉) is that everybody who read this will recognize that the quarter is being calculated.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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