How to Count Dates by Day of Week in Excel

This post will guide you how to count days of week in the range of dates using a formula in Excel 2013/2016 or Excel office 365. How do I count dates by day of week in Excel.

Count Dates by Day of Week Through Formula

Sometimes, you may be want to count days of week in a given date range or between two dates. And you need to build a complex formula to work with your data. To count dates by weekday(such as: Mondays, Tuesdays, etc), and you can use the SUMPRODUCT function in combination with the WEEKDAY function to create a formula in Excel.

For example, your date range is B1:B6, and you want to count dates by weekday, just using the following formula:


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The formula WEEKDAY returns a number between 1 and 7 based on a particular day of the week. Such as: Sunday is 1, Monday is 2, Thuesday is 3, Wednesday is 4, Thursday is 5, Friday is 6 and Saturday is 7.

This formula returns an array like this:


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Then the numbers returned by WEEKDAY formula are compared to the given day value of weekday, returns another array result like this:


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You still need to convert the TRUE or FALSE values to 1 and 0 values using the double negative operator. And returns the below array result:


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The SUMPRODUCT function just sums all values of an array.


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    The Excel WEEKDAY function returns a integer value representing the day fo the week for a given Excel date and the value is range from 1 to 7.The syntax of the WEEKDAY function is as below:=WEEKDAY (serial_number,[return_type])…