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Excel Formula: Get Next Specific Day of Week

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If you want to use a formula to get the next specific weekday supposing next Monday based on the given date in Excel, you can follow this tutorial.

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

date+7-WEEKDAY(date+7-serial_number)

Syntaxt and Arguments

Date: a date that you want to find the next specific weekday based on.
Serial_number: a number that indicates which weekday that you want to find

Serial_Number   Weekday
 1  Sunday
 2  Monday
 3  Tuesday
 4  Wednesday
 5  Thursday
 6  Friday
 7  Saturday

Return Value

The formula returns a value in date format.

Error Appears

If the serial_number is not a valid date or is a date before 1/1/1900, the formula returns an error value #VALUE!.

How the formula work

To find the next Monday based on the date in cell B3, please use below formula:

=B3+7-WEEKDAY(B3+7-2)

Or you can directly use the date enclosed in double-quotes.

="1/21/2021"+7-WEEKDAY("1/21/2021"+7-2)

Press Enter key to get the next Monday based on the date in cell B3, then drag auto fill handle down to the cells that need this formula.
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Explanation

WEEKDAY function: returns an integer number from 1 to 7 to represent the day of the week for a given date in Excel.


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