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# Lokking for an Excel "Day" type function.

Posted on 2011-02-16
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Hi everyone....

Does anyone know of a sort of inverse of the WEEKDAY function in Excel 2003?
If I know the day "text", I'd like to use a built-in function to change "Sun"  to 2, "Thu" to 4 etc.
I know I could use =IF(A1="Sun",1,If(A1="Mon",2,........))))))). I just wondered if anyone knew of a ready made function I could enter into the cell of a Spreadsheet (NOT a VB function).
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barry houdini earned 1000 total points
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No really simply way but try

=MATCH(A1,{"Sun","Mon","Tue","Wed","Thu","Fri","Sat"},0)

or

=MATCH(A1,TEXT({1,2,3,4,5,6,7},"ddd"),0)

regards, barry
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barry houdini earned 1000 total points
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...if you want it to work with either Sun or Sunday in A1 change to

=MATCH(LEFT(A1,3),TEXT({1,2,3,4,5,6,7},"ddd"),0)

regards, barry

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Thanks Barry - that's one up for experience (or at least, lateral thinking!).
Steve.
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