How to determine if a date falls between two dates or weekend in Excel?

Sometimes you may want to determine or check whether a date falls between two dates or weekend in Excel. This article will show you following tricky ways to check whether a date falls between two dates or weekend in Excel.

Determine if a date falls between two dates in Excel

Determine if a date falls on a weekend in Excel

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An example may be easily to understand. We will show you how to determine if the dates in Column A fall between 7/1/2008 and 12/31/2009, and check whether they fall on a weekend too.


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For example, you need to determine expenses occurred on specific dates whether falls on project duration from 7/1/2008 to 13/31/2009. And you can get the answer with following steps:

Step 1: In the blank cell, says Cell B2, enter the formula of =IF(AND(A2>$B$1,A2<$c$1),a2, FALSE), and press the Enter key.

This formula will check whether the date falls between 7/1/2008 and 12/31/2009. If the date falls in this period, it will return the date; if the date does not falls in this period, it will return the text of FALSE.

Step 2: Select the Range of B2:B18, and click the Home >> Fill >> Down to copy this formula to this column.

Now you can identify whether a date falls within range or not.


arrow blue right bubbleDetermine if a date falls on a weekend in Excel

You can determine whether a date in Column A falls on weekends with following steps:

blue-dotMethod A: Using functions to check whether a date falls on a weekend.

Step 1: In a blank cell, enter formula of =IF(OR(WEEKDAY(A2)=1,WEEKDAY(A2)=7),A2,FALSE) in a blank cell, says Cell B2, and press the Enter key.

This formula will identify whether a date falls on weekends or not. If the date falls on weekends, it will returns the date; if the date does not fall on weekends, it will returns the text of FALSE.

Step 2: Select the range of B2: B18, and paste the formula to each cell in the selected range with clicking Home >> Fill >> Down.

blue-dotMethod B: Using VBA to check whether a date falls on a weekend.

Step 1: Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

Step 2: Click Insert >> Module, and paste the following macro in the Module Window.

Public Function IsWeekend(InputDate As Date) As Boolean
Select Case Weekday(InputDate)
Case vbSaturday, vbSunday
IsWeekend = True
Case Else
IsWeekend = False
End Select
End Function

Step 3: In a blank cell, enter the formula of =IsWeekend(A2), and press the Enter key.

If it returns the text of True, the date in Cell A2 is a weekend; if it returns the text of False, the date in Cell A2 does not falls on a weekend.


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