The WORKDAY function is one of the date and time functions. It is used to return the date which comes the indicated number of days (day-offset) before or after the specified start date excluding weekends and dates considered as holidays.
The WORKDAY function syntax is:
WORKDAY(start-day, day-offset [,holidays])
start-day is the first date of the period entered using the Date function or other date and time function.
day-offset is a number of nonweekend before or after start-day. If the day-offset has the negative sign, the function will return the date which comes before the specified start-date. If the day-offset has the positive sign, the function will return the date which follows after the specified start-date.
holidays is an optional argument that specifies which dates besides weekends are nonworking. You can enter them using the Date function or other date and time function or specify a reference to a range of cells containing dates.
To apply the WORKDAY function,
- select the cell where you wish to display the result,
- click the Insert function icon situated at the top toolbar,
or right-click within a selected cell and select the Insert Function option from the menu,
or click the icon situated at the formula bar,
- select the Date and time function group from the list,
- click the WORKDAY function,
- enter the required arguments separating them by commas,
- press the Enter button.
The result will be displayed in the selected cell.
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