Excel weekending date formula

All, I know I have asked this before but I cannot find it in my answered questions. :( Can someone give me a weekending date based on the date of the dates in the "N" column starting at N2. Any assistance is appreciated. I need it to show the Fridays date please.
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskAsked:
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
This should work (lots of ways to get there...).



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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskAuthor Commented:
Thanks Bill! I have another question coming. I hope you can help.
Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
You can also make use of the CEILING function, syntax is:

=CEILING(Number, Factor)

So for your scenario:


This works because of the way that Excel uses dates, the first date in Excel's calendar is "1 Jan 1900" which was a Sunday and is represented as serial number 1; each Saturday thereafter is a factor of 7. The CEILING function will round up a number to the specified factor, so rounding up a date to a factor of 7 will be the following Saturday; less 1 is therefore the Friday.

The opposite function for rounding down is FLOOR and will round down to the factor.

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