**FRIDAY's**date. could you please give the formula for it. - Ramu

## How to count the number of days, workdays, weekends between two dates in Excel?

Have you ever needed to count the number of days between two dates in Excel? May be, sometimes, you just only want to calculate the workdays between two dates, and sometime, you need to count the weekend days only between the two dates. How could you count the number of days between two dates in a certain condition?

**Count or Calculate the number of days between two dates with formulas****Count or Calculate the number of workdays between two dates with formulas****Count or Calculate the number of weekend days between two dates with formulas****Count or Calculate the number of workdays, weekends between two dates with a useful feature****Count or Calculate the number of days, weeks, months or years between two dates**

** Count or Calculate the number of days between two dates with formulas**

To count how many days there are between two given dates, please apply any one of the following fromulas:

**=DATEDIF(A2,B2,"D")**

**=B2-A2**

Then press **Enter** key, and you will get the number of days between the two dates. See screenshot:

**Note**: In the above formula,** A2 **indicates the start date, and

**B2**indicates the end date. You can replace them as your need.

** Count or Calculate the number of workdays between two dates with formulas**

But sometimes, you just want to find out the number of workdays (from Monday to Friday), the above formula will not work for you. In this case, here are two functions can help you to deal with this problem.

**1. Using NETWORKDAYS function to count the number of workdays**

In a blank cell, please enter the below formula:

**=NETWORKDAYS(A2,B2)**

Then type **Enter** key, and you will count the number of workdays excluding Sundays and Saturdays between the two dates. See screenshot:

**Note**: In the above formula,** A2 **indicates the start date, and

**indicates the end date.**

**B2****2. Using NETWORKDAYS function to count the number of workdays but exclude the holidays**

Sometimes, there may be some holidays during the two date, if you want to calculate the business days between these two dates, you should exclude Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. This** NETWORKDAYS** function also can help you.

The syntax for the **NETWORKDAYS** function is: **= NETWORKDAYS ( Start_date , End_date , Holidays )**

Type the holiday dates into the cells that you want to subtract from the dates, then enter this formula into a blank cell where you want to get the result:

**=NETWORKDAYS(A2,B2,$C$2:$C$6)**

Then press **Enter** key, the number of workdays which not include Sundays, Saturdays and holidays have been calculated. See screenshot:

**Note**: In the above formula, **A2** indicates start date, **B2** stands for end date and **C2:C6** is the list of holidays.

**3. Using SUM and INT function to count the number of workdays**

Except the NETWORKDAYS function, there is another formula could help you to get how many workdays between two dates.

In a blank cell, enter or copy the below formula:

**=SUM(INT((WEEKDAY(A2-{2,3,4,5,6})+B2-A2)/7))**

And then tap** Enter** key, and all the workdays will be calculated. See screenshot:

**Notes:**

1. Sometimes, you have 6 workdays per week (from Monday to Saturday), so you need to calculate the number of workdays including Saturdays but excluding Sundays. In this case, you can apply this formula:

**=SUM(INT((WEEKDAY(A2-{2,3,4,5,6,7})+B2-A2)/7))**

2. In the above formulas, **A2** stands for the start date and **B2** indicates the end date.

** Count or Calculate the number of weekend days between two dates with formulas**

Here also have some formulas to count only the number of weekend days (Saturdays and Sundays) in a given period for you. Please enter or copy any one of the two formulas:

**=SUMPRODUCT(--(WEEKDAY(ROW(INDIRECT(A2&":"&B2)),2)>5))**

**=SUM(INT((WEEKDAY(A2-{1,7})+B2-A2)/7))**

Then press **Enter** key, and now you will get how many weekends between these two dates. See screenshot:

**Note**: In the above formula, **A2** indicates start date, **B2** stands for end date.

** Count or Calculate the number of workdays, weekends between two dates with a useful feature**

To count the number of weekdays or weekends between two given dates, **Kutools for Excel**’s **Formula Helper** utility which contains some commonly used formulas, you can apply them to calculate ages, word appears and so on.

**Note:**To apply this ** Formula Helper**, firstly, you should download the **Kutools for Excel**, and then apply the feature quickly and easily.

After installing **Kutools for Excel**, please do as this:

**1**. Click a cell where you want to locate the result, and then click **Kutools** > **Formula Helper** > **Formula Helper**, see screenshot:

**2**. In the **Formulas Helper** dialog box, do the following operations:

- Select
**Statistical**option from the**Formula****Type**drop down; - In the
**Choose a formula**list box, select**Number of non-working days between two dates**or**Number of working days between two dates**you want to use; - Then, in the Arguments input section,select the cells which contain the start date and end date separately.
- At last, click
**Ok**button to get the result as following screesnhot shown:

** Count or Calculate the number of days, weeks, months or years between two dates**

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