Convert Date to Day of Week in Excel (get day name from date )
In excel, how to get the day of week from an excel date value. How to return a day name of the week from a date that is contained in a cell in Microsoft Excel. This post will guide you how to convert date to day of week only using Text Function in Microsoft Excel.
Convert date to day of week with Text Function (get day of week from date)
If you want to get the day name from a date in excel, you can use the TEXT function with a specified format code like “ddd” or “dddd”. We can try to use the below TEXT formula in excel:
=TEXT(date,"ddd") =TEXT(date, "dddd")
If you want to get the day name of the week as an abbreviation from a date, such as: Mon, Tue, etc. Enter the following TEXT formula in the Cell C1 that you want to get the day name of the week, and then press ENTER:
=TEXT(B1,"ddd")
If you want to get the full day name of the week, such as: Monday, Tuesday, etc. Enter the following TEXT formula in the Cell C1 that you want to get the day name of the week, then press ENTER:
=TEXT(B1,"dddd")
Get a Day Name of the Week Using WEEKDAY and CHOOSE function
The WEEKDAY function will get a day number of the week form a date.
We can use the returned value of WEEKDAY function as the first argument within the CHOOSE function. The CHOOSE function will use the returned weekday number as the first argument to return the nth day name from a list of day name.
So we can use the following CHOOSE function in combination with WEEKDAY function to get the full day name of the week from a date.
=CHOOSE(WEEKDAY(B1),"Sunday","Monday","Tuesday","Wedesday","Thusday","Friday","Saturday")
For more format codes in excel formatting, you can refer to the below table:
Format Code  Description  Examples 
0  only display digits in its place #.00 – Forces the function to display two decimal places 
=Text(34.234,”$##.00″)
result: $34.23 
#  Display the placeholder  =Text(4.527,”#.##)
result: 4.53 
.  the position of Decimal Point  =Text(342.2,”0.00″)
result: 342.20 
d  Day of the month or day of week
d one or two digit number (131) dd two digit number (0131) dddabbreviated day of week (Mon to Sun) ddddfull name of day of week(Monday to Sunnday) 
=Text(TODAY(),”DDDD”)
result: Monday 
m  The Month of the Year
m one or two digit number mmtwo digit number mmmabbreviated month(Jan to Dec) mmmmfull name of month(January to December)) 
=Text(TODAY(),”MM/DD/YY”)
result:11/06/17 
y  year
yytwo digit representation of year(e.g.01,17) yyyyfour digit representation of year(e.g. 2001,2017) 
=Text(TODAY(),”MM/DD/YY”)
result:11/06/17 
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