This post will guide you how to count the number of weekends between two given dates in Excel. How to find out how many weekends are between two dates in Excel. How to count the number of Sundays between two dates with a formula in Excel.
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Assuming that you have a list of data in range A1:B4, in which contain start dates and end dates. And you want to calculate the number of weekend days between start date and end date. How to do it. You can use a formula based on the NETWORKDAYS function and the DAYs function to calculate the number of weekends between two given dates.
Here is the formula that it will count the total number of weekend days between two given dates:
Type this formula into cell C2, and press Enter key on your keyboard, and then copy this formula from cell C2 to range C3:C4 to apply this formula.
Let’s see how this formula works:
The NETWORKDAYS function try to calculate the number of working days (weekdays) between two dates, and the DAYS function will count the number of days between two dates. So you can use days number to subtract working days, then you will get the number of weekends days.
2. Calculate Number of Weekends between Two Dates Using a User-Defined Function in VBA
let’s dive into the second method, where we’ll create a custom function using VBA.
Step1: Launch Excel and access the workbook.
Step2:Invoke the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) editor by pressing Alt + F11.
Step3:Within the VBA editor, right-click on any item in the Project Explorer, navigate to Insert, and select Module.
Step4:Paste the following VBA code into the module:
Function CountWeekends(startDate As Date, endDate As Date) As Integer Dim currentDate As Date Dim weekendCount As Integer currentDate = startDate weekendCount = 0 Do While currentDate <= endDate If Weekday(currentDate) = 1 Or Weekday(currentDate) = 7 Then weekendCount = weekendCount + 1 End If currentDate = currentDate + 1 Loop CountWeekends = weekendCount End Function
Step5: Exit the VBA editor.
Step6: in a cell, enter the formula:
Adjust the cell references based on your start and end date cells.
After entering the formula, press Enter. The cell will display the count of weekends using your custom function.
3. Calculate the Number of Sundays between Two Dates
Type this formula into cell D2, and press Enter key on your keyboard.
Note: if you want to count the number of other week numbers (1-7, 1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, 4 is Wednesday, 5 is Thursday, 6 is Friday, 7 is Saturday ) between two dates, such as: Saturday, you just need to replace the number 1 with 7 in the above formula. Like this:
4.Video: Calculate Number of Weekends between Two Dates
This video tutorial will explore how to calculate the number of weekends between two dates in Excel, employing two distinct approaches: a handy formula and a personalized user-defined function (UDF).
5. Related Functions
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