Convert Weekday Name to Number

This post will guide you how to convert weekday string to number in excel. How do I convert weekday name to number with a formula in excel. How to convert day of week to number in excel. Is there an easy way to convert a weekday string which is either “Monday” or “Tuesday” into a number in excel.

Convert Weekday Name to Number

Assuming that you have list of data B1:B7 that contain weekday names, you want to convert all weekday names to numbers, how to achieve it.

You can use a formula based on the MATCH function to achieve the result. Just like this formula:


Type this formula into the formula box of one blank cell, such as: Cell C1, then press Enter key in your keyboard, and drag the AutoFill Handler over other cells to apply this formula to convert weekday string to numbers.

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You will see all weekday names in range B1:B7 have been converted to numbers in range C1:C7.

Or you can also use another complex formula based on the LOOKUP function to convert weekday names to numbers in excel. Like this:

=LOOKUP(A1,{"Monday",1;"Friday",5;"Saturday",6;"Sunday",7;"Thursday",4;"Tues  day",2;"Wednesday",3})

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Related Functions

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    The Excel LOOKUP function will search a value in a vector or array.The syntax of the LOOKUP function is as below:= LOOKUP (lookup_value, lookup_vector, [result_vector])…
  • Excel MATCH  function
    The Excel MATCH function search a value in an array and returns the position of that item.The MATCH function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Lookup and Reference Function.The syntax of the MATCH function is as below:= MATCH  (lookup_value, lookup_array, [match_type])….


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