determining the ordernal number of a certain week day.

Posted on 2001-07-23
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
How can I determining the ordernal number of a certain week day?

I mean, funtion(today()) should return 4. because today(7.23) is the 4th monday of this month.

and the number should be set unless a user saves.

Question by:iamjhkang
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cri earned 50 total points
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Use WEEKDAY(serial_number,return_type)

See Excel Help regarding 'return_type' which defines the start of the week.
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by:theo kouwenhoven
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To get the right day name with the weekday function, you can include it in an index function:




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ID: 6350781

If I understand your request correctly you want to know if a certain date is the first, second, third, fourth or fifth of a particular weekday of the month.  The following formula will accomplish the task.  However, you will need to activate the Analysis ToolPak thru the Tools, Add-ins menu option.


where B1 is the cell that you entered the date you want to analyze.

Hope this helps.
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by:theo kouwenhoven
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What do you mean by "because today(7.23) is the 4th monday of this month"

Do you like to have:
- Daynumber of the week,
- Daynumber of the month
- Daynumber of the year
- Weeknumber of the month
- Weeknumber of the year.
- Month number of the year

Tell me, looking at the given comments, it's not very clear.

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by:Asta Cu
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Is more needed?

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iamjhkang, how are you?

I know the email notifications were working erratically at best before, but they work great now. If you don't respond within 7 days, I'll be awarding points to cri. Other answers may be valid, but he posted first.

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Awarding points to cri.

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amp, thank you.

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