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Excel Formula: Count Days Between Two Dates Excluding Weekends

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-11-27

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Generally, the DATEDIF function can count the days between two dates, but if you want to count the days between two dates but excluding weekends, which means to count workdays only in a date range in Excel, which formula can help you?

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


Syntaxt and Arguments

Start_date, end_date: the date range that you want to count workdays from.
Holiday: optional, the cell range that contains the holiday dates that you want to count days excluding.

Return Value

The formula returns a numeric value.

How this formula works

In cell B3 and C3 are the start date and end date, in cell B6:B10 list the holidays, please use below formula to count days excluding weekends and holidays.


Press Enter key to get the counting result.
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NETWORKDAYS function: gets the number of working days between two dates.


By default, the weekends indicate Saturday and Sunday. If you want to specify the custom weekends, you can use the NETWORKDAYS.INTL function as below:


Week Number   Weekend Days
1 or omitted Saturday and Sunday
2 Sunday and Monday
3 Monday and Tuesday
4 Tuesday and Wednesday
Wednesday and Thursday
Thursday and Friday
Friday and Saturday
11 Sunday Only
12 Monday Only
13 Tuesday Only
14 Wednesday Only
15  Thursday Only
16  Friday Only
17  Saturday Only

Take an instance, the weekends are Monday and Tuesday, now you can count days excluding weekends and holidays with below the formulas:


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I work weekends, but not holidays, and am finding nothing to help with that formula...
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