I NEED TO CALCULATE NUMBER OF DAYS BETWEEN TODAY FROM A STARTING DATE .
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 / Calculate the number of days between two dates
Count / Calculate the number of workdays between two dates with formulas
Count / Calculate the number of weekend days between two dates with formulas
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Count / Calculate the number of days between two dates
Supposing today is 3/18/2017, your vacation starts on 11/21/2016 as following screenshot shown, and you want to count how many days there are between these two dates.
In a blank cell, please enter this formula =B2-B1, then press Enter key, and you will get the number of days between the two dates. See screenshot:
Note: In the above formula, B2 indacates the end data, and B1 indacates the start date. You can replace them as your need.
Count / 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 this formula =NETWORKDAYS(B1,B2), (B1 stands for the start date and B2 indicates the end date) then type Enter key, and you will count the number of workdays excluding Sundays and Saturdays between the two dates. See screenshot:
Note:
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 =NETWORKDAYS(B1,B2,B3:E3), (B1 indicates start date, B2 stands for end date and B3:E3 is the list of holidays) then press Enter key, the number of workdays which not include Sundays, Saturdays and holidays have been calculated.
2. 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 this formula =SUM(INT((WEEKDAY(B1-{2,3,4,5,6})+B2-B1)/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(B1-{2,3,4,5,6,7})+B2-B1)/7)).
2. In the above formulas, B1 stands for the start date and B2 indicates the end date.
Count / 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.
Type this formula =SUM(INT((WEEKDAY(B1-{1,7})+B2-B1)/7)) (B1 indicates start date, B2 stands for end date) into a blank cell then press Enter key, and now you will get how many weekends between these two dates. See screenshot:
Note: Another formula to introduce you to calculate the weekends in given two dates. Please apply this =SUMPRODUCT(--(WEEKDAY(ROW(INDIRECT(B1&":"&B2)),2)>5)) (B1 indicates start date and B2 stands for end date).
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