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# calculate weekdays excluding holidays

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I have a spreadsheet that contains start dates and end dates for each record.  some end dates are blank if the record is still active.  Im looking for a way to calculate the number of weekdays, minus holidays, a client was enrolled in a class.

For instance, a17 - d17 shows that shows that john was enrolled from 8/29/13 - 10/11/13.  I want to run a report that shows me the total # of workdays (- holidays) that John was enrolled between 9/1/13 and 9/30/13.

In another example, a18 - d18 shows that Jim was enrolled from 8/26/13 and is still enrolled because they do not have an end date.  I want to calculate the number of work days (- holidays) between 9/1/13 and 9/30/13.  You should assume that the client is still enrolled because there is no end date.

you can see that in H11 i used the networkdays function in an attempt to solve my problem, but that didnt work exactly as i needed.

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For instance, a17 - d17 shows that shows that john was enrolled from 8/29/13 - 10/11/13.  I want to run a report that shows me the total # of workdays (- holidays) that John was enrolled between 9/1/13 and 9/30/13.

In another example, a18 - d18 shows that Jim was enrolled from 8/26/13 and is still enrolled because they do not have an end date. I want to calculate the number of work days (- holidays) between 9/1/13 and 9/30/13.

There seems to be some missing information here...

If you are basing the 'billable dates' off of set values, you are always going to return the same answer:  18.
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Sorry, perhaps those were bad examples

Let's say one person started on 8/26 and ended on 9/15.

Let's say another one started on 9/27 and has no end date.

Could you help calculate the # of billable days.
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Sorry, I am still missing some information:

Are you only trying to calculate billable days for September (9/1/2013-9/30/2013), or all billable days from enroll date to end date?
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I'd like the billable date range to be a variable.  I'd  like to be able to set the billable start date and end date and have it calculate the # of weekdays someone was enrolled.  So for instance, if someone enrolled on 8/15 and in unenrolled on 9/16, and I wanted to run a report for the month of September, with a start date of 9/1 and an end date of 9/30, I'd want it to calculate that the client was present on 11 weekdays in the month of September.(2,3,4,5,6,9,10,11,12,13,16)
I hope that makes sense.
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Steven Harris earned 2000 total points
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You will need to add IF functions, such as (taken from E31 in attached workbook):

``````=NETWORKDAYS(IF(C31<=\$B\$26, \$B\$26, IF(C31>\$B\$26, C31)), IF(D31="", \$B\$27, IF(D31<\$B\$27, D31, IF(D31>\$B\$27, \$B\$27))),INDIRECT(B31))
``````

See the attached workbook.  I made additional values in Cells A30:E33 to represent different possibilities:

Enrolled on 8/26 - End on 9/15 = 9 billable days;
Enrolled on 9/27 - No End (still there) = 2 billable days;
Enrolled on 9/5 - End on 9/18 = 8 billable days.

In your examples, they all equate to 18 days, but the days will recalculate based on the info you provide as variables.  This formula will also provide negative numbers...  If you want to hide those, you can add conditional formatting or change your formula to hide negative values:
(this would go in E17 in your original example and be copied down)
``````=IF(NETWORKDAYS(IF(C17<=\$B\$26, \$B\$26, IF(C17>\$B\$26, C17, "")), IF(D17="", \$B\$27, IF(D17<\$B\$27, D17, IF(D17>\$B\$27, \$B\$27, ""))),INDIRECT(B17))<0, "", NETWORKDAYS(IF(C17<=\$B\$26, \$B\$26, IF(C17>\$B\$26, C17, "")), IF(D17="", \$B\$27, IF(D17<\$B\$27, D17, IF(D17>\$B\$27, \$B\$27, ""))),INDIRECT(B17)))
``````
billabledays--1-.xlsx
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This guy is brilliant!!
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I wouldn't say brilliant by any means, but I am glad I could help!
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