What is the definition of Working Days?
It is the period between two dates after deduction the weekends and the holidays, in other meaning the net effective days to work.
Calculating Working days
Usually, we need to calculate Working Days between 2 dates. However, to count work days in Excel you need to identify the weekends and the holidays. Excel can do this for us in a very simple way using the built-in formulas in Excel. To calculate them in Excel simply use the formula NETWORKDAYS.INTL, then select the start date, end date, weekend, and holidays.
Excel will calculate how many days between the start date and end date and deduct the weekends and holidays.
Download the Excel Template to calculate Working Days
Let’s see how the Excel sheet works.
Assume that the project start date is 1-Jan-2023 and the finish date is 30-Dec-2023.
Make sure that the type of “Text” is “Date”.
You need to select the cells and then “Right Click“.
Then, choose “Format Cells“.
At “Category”, choose “Date”. Then, at “Type” choose the format “DD-MM-YY”.
On all days just subtract the finish date and start date, It will give you all the days without any weekends or holidays.
This is the equation.
All days from the start date to the finish date.
Add the holidays of the year.
The equation is “=NETWORKDAYS.INTL(Start date ,end date, (weekend),Holidays).
Choose the date under the start date and the date under the finish date then at the weekend choose which days are your weekend, you have a variety to choose from, If it is two days or one day only.
Then choose the written holidays.
From 363 actual days starting from the start date till the finish date to 257 working days.
As you subtract the holidays and the two weekend days.
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