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Excel Formula: Get Number of Workdays Between Two Dates

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2021-12-01

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To count the number of workdays between two dates, the NETWORKDAYS function in Excel can help.

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

NETWORKDAYS( start_date, end_date, [holidays] )

Syntaxt and arguments

Start_date, End_date (required): the two dates that you want to count number of workdays between.
Holidays (Optional):: It is an optional range which includes one or more dates to exclude from the working days. The holidays list can be one of the below:
A range of cells that contains the dates.
An array of the serial numbers that represent the dates.

Return value

It returns to a numeric value.

How this formula works

In column B and column C, list the start dates and end dates, in column F list the holidays, please choose one of below formulas to get the number of workdays.

Count workdays


Count workdays excluding holidays


Press Enter key get the first counting, then drag auto fill handle down to fill this formula to other cells.
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NETWORKDAYS function: Calculates the number of working days between two dates excluding default weekends (Saturday and Sunday), optional, excluding holidays you specify.


If you want to exclude custom weekends, you can use the NETWORKDAYS.INTL function.

Generic formula

NETWORKDAYS.INTL (start_date, end_date, [weekend], [holidays])

Syntax and argument

Weekend: Using the numbers below to define which days are weekends.

How the formula work

Supposing Friday and Saturday are the weekends, using above data, please use the formula as this:

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