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How can I return the weekday name from a date in VBA ?

Posted on 2014-03-14
Last Modified: 2014-03-15

I'm trying to return the name of the day of the week from a date but I keep getting a compilation error on the "ddddd" part of the statement...

Dim lWeekday As Long
Dim strWeekdayText As Long

lWeekday = WorksheetFunction.Weekday(("teTrainingDate" & Idx))
strWeekdayText = WorksheetFunction.Text(lWeekday, “ddddd”)

Any ideas ?

Question by:Tocogroup
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Expert Comment

ID: 39929825

the function Text in this case waits for a date
I do not see in your code that
"dddd" 4d only for the date in letters
You can use format as well

strWeekdayText = Format(yourDate, “dddd”)

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EDIT I do not understand you frist line of code

How do you want to find a weekday with a "teTrainingDate" & Idx, it's no date


Author Comment

ID: 39929884

I'm getting a Run-time error 13 Type mismatch

Does the date have to be in a particular date format ?

strWeekdayText = WorksheetFunction.Text("teTrainingDate" & Idx, "ddddd")

My date is being held as dd-mmm-yyyy
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Expert Comment

ID: 39929896

what is the value of
"teTrainingDate" & Idx
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Accepted Solution

Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
ID: 39930024

You cannot refer to a variable via a string like in your code

pls try (add cases for your different dates indexes if necessary)

Dim lWeekday As Long
Dim strWeekdayText As String 'Edited
Dim strDate As String

Select Case Idx
    Case 1
        strDate = teTrainingDate1
    Case 2
        strDate = teTrainingDate2
    Case 3
        strDate = teTrainingDate3
    Case 4
        strDate = teTrainingDate4
    ' And so on
End Select
strWeekdayText = Format(strDate, "dddd")

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 39931137
Thanks for that

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