# How to use the NETWORKDAYS Function in Excel

In this article, we will learn about how to get net working days between dates ignoring holidays using the NETWORKDAYS function in Excel.

To get the total working days between two given dates and ignoring holidays use the NETWORKDAYS function in Excel. It considers Saturday and Sunday as default holidays.
Syntax:

=NETWORKDAYS(start_date, end_date, [holidays])

Holidays[optional] argument in the function

Example:
Letâ€™s understand this function using an example.

Here we have start_date, end date and a couple of extra holidays.
Use the formula

=NETWORKDAYS(A2,B2,A5:A6)

As you can see net working days are 20 in between dates having holidays.

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