Quarterly Date Flash Fill

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I wish Microsoft would develop quarterly Date flash fill for Excel, using similar logic to the as MM-YYYY date fill that is available for calendar months.  Over the years, I have wasted countless hours creating homebrew shortcuts so that Q1,Q2,Q3,Q4 would repeat going out several years.  Also having QQ-YYYY repeatable format would be tremendous time saver.  


Just a thought for Finance & Accounting professionals.


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An alternative for Flash Fill could be this formula.

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The best way I tackle the problem is importing that to a Custom Sort List. Just would like to have this as a universal default in Excel. Having QUARTER(XX) function, based on the date field, just like MONTH, YEAR, etc.