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# Workdays in a month based on 6 day work weeks

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Our work week is Monday through Saturday.  So, I need a formula in Excel 2003 that will calculate the number of workdays in the month based on 6 days in a work week.  I will still need to exclude holidays.
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You told your work starts on monday through saturday. then suppose the month starts on wednesday then for that week, can you take 4 days in that week(wed+thu+fri+sat) or whole 6 days in that week.

You can try this link to get more help

http://www.teachexcel.com/excel-help/excel-how-to.php?i=412138
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Yes I would want 4 days in that week.
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Adding days but excluding Sunday's

Just to exclude Sundays try

=IF(WEEKDAY(A1+B1)=1,1)+A1+B1

where A1 is start date and b1 contains the number of days to add

If you want to exclude holidays too then the formula becomes a little trickier. If you have holiday dates listed in the range H1:H10 you can use this formula

=MIN(IF(WEEKDAY(A1+B1+{0,1,2,3,4})<>1,IF(ISNA(MATCH(A1+B1+{0,1,2,3,4},H\$1:H\$10,0)),A1+B1+{0,1,2,3,4})))

This is an "array formula" that needs to be confirmed with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER so that curly braces like { and } appear around the formula in the formula bar. That will accommodate up to 4 successive Sundays/holidays
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barry houdini earned 2000 total points
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To count the number of workdays in a month you can put first day of month in A2 and use this formula in B2

=28-DAY(A2+31)-(DAY(A2+34)<WEEKDAY(A2-1))-SUMPRODUCT((H\$2:H\$9>=A2)*(H\$2:H\$9<=A2+31-DAY(A2+31)))

Assuming that H2:H9 contains holiday dates - see attached

regards, barry
count-workdays.xls
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barryhoudini your formula works perfectly!  Thank you very much!
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