## Excel Formula: Check If Date Is Workday

In Excel, to check a date if is a workday (excluding general weekends and holidays), you can use the WORKDAY function.

Generic formula:

 WORKDAY(date-1,1,holidays)=date

Syntaxt and Arguments

 Date:the date you want to check if is a workday.

Return Value

This formula returns to a logical value, TRUE or FALEs. When the formula returns to TRUE, the date is a workday, otherwise, the date is not a workday when the formula returns to FALSE.

How this formula works

In cells E3:E7 list the holidays, now to check the dates in list B3:B7 if are workdays, please use below formula:

 =WORKDAY(B3-1,1,\$E\$3:\$E\$7)=B3

Press Enter key to get the first checking result, and then drag the autofill handle down to cell B7.

Explanation

WORKDAY function: is used to add a specified number of workdays to a started date and return the future or past date in a serial number format.

=WORKDAY(B3-1,1,\$E\$3:\$E\$7)
=WORKDAY("4/11/2020",1, \$E\$3:\$E\$7)
=4/13/2020

Then

=4/13/2020=B3
=4/13/2020=/12/2020
=FALSE

Note

With the WORKDAY function, in recons the weekends are Saturday and Sunday, if you have your own custom weekend, you can use the WORKDAY.INTL function.

Supposing the weekends are Monday and Tuesday, please use the formula as:

=WORKDAY.INTL(B3-1,1,3,\$E\$3:\$E\$7)=B3

Weekend number

 Number Weekend Days 1(default) Saturday and Sunday 2 Sunday and Monday 3 Monday and Tuesday 4 Tuesday and Wednesday 5 Wednesday and Thursday 6 Thursday and Friday 7 Friday and Saturday 11 Sunday only 12 Monday only 13 Tuesday only 14 Wednesday only 15 Thursday only 16 Friday only 17 Saturday only

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