Excel Function to Calc Elapsed Hours (Excluding Weekends)

I have a need to calculate the hours between two time and date columns (e.g. 2/24/2015  12:39:00 PM and 2/24/2015  2:31:00 PM)

Some cover time over multiple dates. I would like to exclude weekends from that elapsed time.

Can anyone help me with this? Thank you
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Alexei KuznetsovMicrosoft Outlook MVPCommented:

You can also include local/federal holidays as a third parameter. Please find more on Excel Help: https://support.office.com/en-au/article/NETWORKDAYS-function-5fb5a1fa-c42d-4162-a762-7b1fc97215c5
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Assuming you have start date in A1 and end date in B1..Then you can use this formula...



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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
The NETWORKDAYS function gives you the number of working days between two dates. You could then use the time parts of the two values to work out the additional hours.

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Alexei KuznetsovMicrosoft Outlook MVPCommented:
Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
Assuming date and time in C5 and E5:


As example:
20 Feb 2015 12:39
23 Feb 2015 04:31

Above formula gives 15:52 (15 hours 52 minutes)

21 & 22 Feb were weekend so should be ignored.
20th 12:39 to midnight is 11:21.
Midnight 22nd to 23rd 4:31 is 4:31
11:21 + 4:31 = 15:52

Use custom format of [h]:mm to show total number of hours without rounding to days; ie 35 hours in normal time formatting would show as 11:00 but using that custom format would show 35:00

Is this what you are after or are there working times/shifts that need to be considered?

Rob H
ProfessorJimJamMicrosoft Excel ExpertCommented:
please find attached.
Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
@ProfJimJam - your sample with two dates:

1 Jan 15 16:51
2 Jan 15 11:23

Your result 5:32

What does the 18/24 - 7/24 section do? I assume this gives working shift of 07:00 to 18:00. Where did you get that requirement? I asked the question but don't see an answer. Without that shift requirement, the result would be 18:32 ie 13 hours more being the spell between 18:00 on 1 Jan and 07:00 on 2 Jan.

Rob H
barry houdiniCommented:

TIME(24,,) = 0


Rob's formula should work assuming you are counting all 24 hours in the day (except Saturday and Sunday) and as long as your start/end dates aren't on Saturday or Sunday. Will that be the case?

regards, barry
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Ahhh Barry my bad..didn't catch that on first place..Thanks for correcting..
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