Avatar of pdvsa
pdvsa
Flag for United States of America asked on

formula for 3rd thursday of each month

Hello...need some help with the3rd thursday of each month but if data falls on weekend then use preceding weekday.

thank you
Microsoft Excel

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
barry houdini

8/22/2022 - Mon
Bill Bach

Can you tell me when the third Thursday of a month falls on a weekend?
pdvsa

ASKER
Bill,  I dont understand your question.
pdvsa

ASKER
or if that is too complex just let me know the 3rd thursday of each month.  I have to carry th eformula over many years.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
fblack61
Bill Bach

Try something like this:
=IF(DATE($A$1,ROW(A1),1)-WEEKDAY(DATE($A$1,ROW(A1),1),1)+5

A1 should be the year.
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)

THIS SOLUTION ONLY AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS.
View this solution by signing up for a free trial.
Members can start a 7-Day free trial and enjoy unlimited access to the platform.
See Pricing Options
Start Free Trial
GET A PERSONALIZED SOLUTION
Ask your own question & get feedback from real experts
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.
pdvsa

ASKER
how can I just reference the cell next to it?  I mean just add 1 month and make it a 3 rd thursday?   You mentioned A1 and the year is in the cell next to it.

hope I make sense.

Thursday, March 21, 2013      Thursday, April 25, 2013
                                                     make this one the formula...
pdvsa

ASKER
oh I see now...duh.  I was thinking too much into it.
⚡ FREE TRIAL OFFER
Try out a week of full access for free.
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.
pdvsa

ASKER
OK it doesnt seem to change correctly. Dont know how to explain/  It keeps repeating the same dmy....let me know thank you.

Thursday, March 14, 2013      Thursday, March 14, 2013      Thursday, March 14, 2013
pdvsa

ASKER
this is the formulat I am using:
=DATE(YEAR(N32),MONTH(N32),1)+(5-WEEKDAY(DATE(YEAR(N32),MONTH(N32),1))+14)

In N32 it shows:  Thursday, March 14, 2013
pdvsa

ASKER
I am dragging the formula over many columns...
Experts Exchange is like having an extremely knowledgeable team sitting and waiting for your call. Couldn't do my job half as well as I do without it!
James Murphy
Martin Liss

The 3rd Thursday of April 2013 is the 18th and not the 25th. This formula gives you that result based on what is in A1

=CEILING(EOMONTH(A1,0)+1-DAY(EOMONTH(A1,0)+1)+1-5,7)+19
pdvsa

ASKER
Martin:  that worked perfectly.  My gosh that looks complicated.  Thank you.  I think I will ask to reopen question and award points to you.  

let me know if there are any objections...
Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)

My suggested formula calculates correctly, for e.g. it shows 18-April-2013.

I don't know your data structure and how you want to drag the formula. If you want to drag it across, then you will need a date in each column. Or, if you want the formula to increase by one month if you drag it across, then it might be a good idea to actually mention that requirement in your question.

A1 has the start date.

B1 has this formula, which calculates the third Thursday of the month in A1

=DATE(YEAR(A1),MONTH(A1),1)+(5-WEEKDAY(DATE(YEAR(A1),MONTH(A1),1))+14)

C1 has this formula, which increments one month from the formula to the left. Drag C1 to the right.

=DATE(YEAR(AN1),MONTH(AN1)+1,1)+(5-WEEKDAY(DATE(YEAR(AN1),MONTH(AN1)+1,1))+14)

cheers, teylyn
⚡ FREE TRIAL OFFER
Try out a week of full access for free.
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.
Martin Liss

When I posted I didn't notice that the question was already answered so I don't mind if you don't reopen it.
barry houdini

>=DATE(YEAR(A1),MONTH(A1),1)+(5-WEEKDAY(DATE(YEAR(A1),MONTH(A1),1))+14)

This doesn't always give 3rd Thursday, e.g. if A1 is today it gives 13th December, which is the 2nd Thursday this month, I'd use this version

=A1-DAY(A1)+22-WEEKDAY(A1-DAY(A1)+3)

If you put that formula in A2 then you can put this formula in A3 copied down (or B2 copied across) for subsequent 3rd Thursdays, see attached

=A2+28+7*(DAY(A2+28)<15)

regards, barry
Thursdays.xls