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WEEKDAY: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use WEEKDAY in Excel?

The WEEKDAY function in Excel returns the day of the week for a given date. The function takes a date as an input and returns a number from 1-7, where 1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, and so on. The function can be used in a variety of ways, including:

- To calculate the number of days between two dates, use the formula =WEEKDAY(start_date) - WEEKDAY(end_date)

- To find the date of the next or previous Sunday, use the formulas =WEEKDAY(date) + 7 or =WEEKDAY(date) - 7, respectively

- To format dates as Sunday, Monday, etc., use the VBA code:

Range("A1").Value = WeekdayName(Range("A1").Value, vbSunday)

Range("A2").Value = WeekdayName(Range("A2").Value, vbMonday)

Range("A3").Value = WeekdayName(Range("A3").Value, vbTuesday)

Range("A4").Value = WeekdayName(Range("A4").Value, vbWednesday)

Range("A5").Value = WeekdayName(Range("A5").Value, vbThursday)

Range("A6").Value = WeekdayName(Range("A6").Value, vbFriday)

Range("A7").Value = WeekdayName(Range("A7").Value, vbSaturday)

What is the syntax of WEEKDAY in Excel?

The WEEKDAY function in Excel returns the day of the week for a given date. The syntax of the WEEKDAY function is WEEKDAY(date, return_type) where date is the date you want to know the day of the week for and return_type is the type of return you want. The return types are: 1 (Sunday), 2 (Monday), 3 (Tuesday), 4 (Wednesday), 5 (Thursday), 6 (Friday), 7 (Saturday).

What is an example of how to use WEEKDAY in Excel?

In Excel, WEEKDAY can be used to return the day of the week for a given date. The function takes a single argument, which is the date for which you want to determine the day of the week. The function will return a number corresponding to the day of the week, with 1 being Sunday and 7 being Saturday. An example of how to use the WEEKDAY function in Excel is shown below:

In cell A1, the formula =WEEKDAY(A2) is used to return the day of the week for the date in cell A2. In this example, the date in cell A2 is 8/1/2017, so the day of the week returned is Monday.

When should you not use WEEKDAY in Excel?

There are a few occasions when you should not use WEEKDAY in Excel. First, WEEKDAY cannot be used in array formulas. Second, WEEKDAY cannot be used in formulas that refer to other worksheets or workbooks. Finally, WEEKDAY cannot be used in formulas that contain references to cells on other sheets.

What are some similar formulae to WEEKDAY in Excel?

The WEEKDAY function in Excel returns the day of the week for a given date. The following are some similar formulae to WEEKDAY in Excel:

-DATEPART("weekday",date)

-WEEKDAY(date)

-DAY(date)

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