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Excel Formula: Check If Date Is Workday

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-12-15

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

If you want to follow along with this tutorial, please download the example spreadsheet.
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Generic formula:


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:


Press Enter key to get the first checking result, and then drag the autofill handle down to cell B7.
doc convert date to julia 1
doc convert date to julia 1


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("4/11/2020",1, $E$3:$E$7)




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:

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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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