In this article, we will learn How to use the WEEKDAY function in Excel.
What is a weekday ?
Usually we recall days with either date value or the weekday value. For example 4th Sunday of October, Sunday is the weekday associated with the date. There are 7 weekdays in a week. With each date having its own weekday. Weekdays : Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
In Excel, dates are considered as numbers in Excel whereas weekdays are text values. So WEEKDAY function returns the weekday of the input date value. Let's learn WEEKDAY function syntax and an example to illustrate the function usage.
WEEKDAY Function in Excel
The WEEKDAY function takes the date value ( as number ) in the argument and return number corresponding to the weekday.
|=WEEKDAY( date_value, [Return Ttype])
date_value : date value as number or using cell reference
The function has a different return_type (optional) argument. Learn return_type argument from the table.
Note: the WEEKDAY function will return a value even when the date is empty. Take care to trap this result if blank cells are possible in the list.
All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the function using an example. Here we have Dates and Return Types as arguments for the Function.
Use the formula:
The formula returned 3. Tuesday is for 3 when return type is 1 i.e. Sunday - Saturday
Copy the formula in other cells using Shortcutkey Ctrl + D.
Weekday number 1 when the return type is 3. The number represents Tuesday.
Weekday number 6 when the return type is 14. The number represents Tuesday. Get the Nth weekday of month in Excel here.
Now If you wish to get the name of the weekday using TEXT function.
Use the Formula:
Here TEXT function returns the weekday name.
Here are all the observational notes using the WEEKDAY function in Excel
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