Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Differentiating weekdays and weekends in Excel data, part of Excel Tips Weekly.
- [Instructor] When you're working with data…that involves different dates,…you might want to note day of the week.…And in this worksheet here,…we've got a day for every single day of the year,…starting right here, and by the way, to create this list,…it's pretty fast.…You can simply start by typing in, for example,…the first day of the year,…if that's where you're beginning, and as soon as you drag…the lower right-hand corner downward,…you'd have to do this down to row 365, 66, whatever,…but keep in mind,…when you do drag the date entry, automatically,…you get next day, next day, next day, automatically.…So, creating the date in column A is pretty easy.…
But sometimes we want to know day of the week.…Now, it remains to be seen…what we might be doing with these other columns,…but if we do want to know which day of the week…these dates are,…we simply use a function called weekday.…What's the weekday of January first?…You might remember, earlier in the year,…this was a Sunday, but when we use this function,…the answer comes up as one.…
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