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How to return the previous working or business day in Excel?

Do you know how to return the previous working day excluding weekend and holidays based on today or a given date in Excel? The formula in this article will do you a favor.

Return the previous working or business day with formula in Excel

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Return the previous working or business day with formula in Excel


As below screenshot shown, the range F2:F4 contains dates of holidays, you can return the previous working or business day excluding weekend and holiday based on today or given date with the following formula.

1. Select the cell you will return the previous working day, enter formula =WORKDAY(TODAY(),-1,F2:F4) into the Formula Bar and press the Enter key. Finally format the cell as date format. See screenshot:

Notes:

1. In the formula, TODAY() indicates the previous working day based on today’s date. If you want to return the previous working day based on a given date, please replace the TODAY() with the cell reference which contains the given date.

2. The weekend will be excluded automatically with this formula.

2. Then you will get the previous working day excluding weekend and holidays based on today or a given date in Excel.



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