Calculating the Number of Work Days between two dates

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When calculating the difference between two dates, you may want to exclude weekends and holidays.

For example, you may need to know how many business days fall in the month of November 2016. This calculation should exclude Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

The NETWORKDAYS function calculates the difference between two dates, excluding weekend days (Saturdays and Sundays).

Number of days in Excel 2016

As an option, you can specify a range of cells that contain the dates of holidays, which are also excluded. Excel has absolutely no way of determining which days are holidays, so you must provide this information in a range.

Number of days in Excel 2016

See also Calculating the Number of Work Days between two dates for unusual shifts and How to calculate the number of work days for a four-day workweek.

See also this tip in French: Calculer le nombre de jours ouvrés entre deux dates.

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