Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
Solved

# How not allow entry of weekend dates or holiday dates

Posted on 2011-03-17
Medium Priority
257 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
How can I disallow the entry of a weekend date or holiday date in a particular cell?  I do have a named range named "Holidays" with the dates in place.

--Steve
0
Question by:SteveL13
[X]
###### Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

• Help others & share knowledge
• Earn cash & points
• Learn & ask questions
6 Comments

LVL 5

Expert Comment

ID: 35156005
0

Author Comment

ID: 35156062
Although I found this somewhat helpful it didn't really provide a solution to my question unless I'm missing something.
0

LVL 23

Expert Comment

ID: 35156197
there is another excel question regarding date restriction in this portal:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Excel/Q_25784324.html

you can download the sample excel file and change the code to suits your date selection needs.
0

LVL 9

Accepted Solution

McOz earned 2000 total points
ID: 35156345
Steve, use custom data validation with a formula like this:

=AND(WEEKDAY(A1)<>1,WEEKDAY(A1)<>7,ISERROR(MATCH(DATE(DAY(A1),MONTH(A1),YEAR(TODAY())),DATE(DAY(E1:E6),MONTH(E1:E6),YEAR(TODAY())),0)))

Where E1:E6 is your holidays range. For some reason I couldn't get it working with a named range, but maybe you will find a way!

Cheers
0

LVL 50

Expert Comment

ID: 35156360
Which version of Excel are you using, Steve?

If you have Excel 2007 or later you can use data validation - Assuming you want to restrict cell E2 to workdays choose "custom" option and enter this formula

=WORKDAY(E2+1,-1,Holidays)=E2

If the cell is currently empty you'll get a warning that the formula evaluates to an error - that's OK, you can ignore that.

It's possible in earlier versions but you'll need a more complex formula.....

regards, barry
0

LVL 50

Expert Comment

ID: 35156485
Actually McOz, I got the same thing - couldn't make it work with the named range but it works with a specific range as long as that range is on the same sheet, e.g.

=WORKDAY(E2+1,-1,H\$1:H\$10)=E2

where holidays are in H1:H10

In Excel 2003 or earlier you can use this version

=AND(WEEKDAY(E2,2)<6,COUNTIF(H\$1:H\$10,E2)=0)

If you have the holiday range on another sheet you can make it work with INDIRECT function, e.g. if holidays are in H1:H10 on a different sheet [sheet2] you can use this version

=AND(WEEKDAY(E2,2)<6,COUNTIF(INDIRECT("Sheet2!H1:H10"),E2)=0)

regards, barry
0

## Featured Post

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will guide you to convert a grid from a picture into Excel format using Microsoft OneNote and no other 3rd party application.
When you see single cell contains number and text, and you have to get any date out of it seems like cracking our heads.
The viewer will learn how to create two correlated normally distributed random variables in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on different levels of investment in each of the two funds over a period of ten years, and, create a …
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate on a Mac how to change the sort order for chart legend values and decrpyt the intimidating chart menu.
###### Suggested Courses
Course of the Month9 days, 16 hours left to enroll

#### 610 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.