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WORKDAY Function

The WORKDAY function is one of the date and time functions. It is used to return the date which comes the indicated number of days (day-offset) before or after the specified start date excluding weekends and dates considered as holidays.

The WORKDAY function syntax is:

WORKDAY(start-day, day-offset [,holidays])


start-day is a number representing the first date of the period entered using the Date function or other date and time function.

day-offset is a number of nonweekend before or after start-day. If the day-offset has the negative sign, the function will return the serial number of the date which comes before the specified start-date. If the day-offset has the positive sign, the function will return the serial number of the date which follows after the specified start-date.

holidays are the nonworking days. It is an optional argument.

The values can be entered manually or included into the cells you make reference to.

To apply the WORKDAY function,

  1. select the cell where you wish to display the result,
  2. click the Insert Function Insert Function icon icon situated at the top toolbar,
    or right-click within a selected cell and select the Insert Function option from the menu,
    or click the Function icon icon situated at the formula bar,
  3. select the Date and time function group from the list,
  4. click the WORKDAY function,
  5. enter the required arguments separating them by commas,
  6. press the Enter button.

The result will be displayed in the selected cell.

WORKDAY Function

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