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 between two dates in Excel with Kutools for Excel

Determine if a date falls on a weekend in Excel

Convert dates to certain weekday to determine if a date falls on a weekend

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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.


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With the Select Specific Cells utility of Kutools for Excel, you can easily find out the date falls between two dates and then select them immediately.

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1. Select the range with dates you want to determine if they fall between two dates, and then click Kutools > Select > Select Specific Cells. See screenshot:

2. In the Select Specific Cells dialog box, select the Cell option in the Selection type section, and then specify the Greater than and Less than dates, and finally click the OK button.

You can see cells with dates which fall between two dates are selected immediately. See screenshot:

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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.


arrow blue right bubbleConvert dates to certain weekday to determine if a date falls on a weekend

Besides the above method, you can convert all dates to certain weekday with the Apply Date Format utility of Kutools for Excel, and then determine if a date falls on a weekend (the weekend days are Sunday and Saturday).

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1. Select the date range, and then click Kutools > Format > Apply Date Formatting. See screenshot:

2. In the Apply Date Formatting dialog box, select Wednesday in the Date formatting box, and then click the OK button.

Now the selected dates are converted to weekdays immediately. You can determine if a date falls on a weekend or not directly based on its content. See screenshot:

Notes:

1. The converted results worked directly in the original data;

2. This utility support UndoCtrl + Z”.

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