Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video NETWORKDAYS: Calculate working days, part of Excel 2013: Working with Dates and Times.
…If you're trying to calculate the length of a project, imagine…a situation where we've got a starting date, and an ending date.…You want to know how long the project is.…A simple subtraction of the two dates might get us started…but this is going to count all days including Saturdays and Sundays.…So, a simple subtraction here does give us the difference between the two dates.…That's a 99 day time frame there.…Notice that column A has some holidays in it.…In calculating the actual working days, we certainly do…not want to count the weekends and ultimately the holidays.…
So, let's approach this a little bit differently…with a function called network days equal N.…And since it is a long function name, as soon as you see it click it.…By the way, notice that there's a variation on it which you'll see.…Network days.intl, meaning international.…But we want to use network days right here, we can tab it into place.…This begins with the starting date, that's in cell E2, comma, and…ending date, that's in E3, and for the moment let's ignore the holidays.…
- Understanding how Excel records and stores dates and times
- Looking at standard date and time entry options and acceptable alternatives
- Using the TODAY and NOW functions
- Customizing date formats
- Using keyboard shortcuts
- Formatting time for hours over 24
- Calculating differences across dates and times
- Calculating the day of the week
- Working with holidays
- Validating dates
- Converting formatted dates to usable data
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Excel Date and Time Systems
2. Creating Date and Time Entries
Instant date and time entry1m 28s
3. Date and Time Formatting
4. Date and Time Functions
5. Calculating with Dates and Times
6. Using Dates and Times with Excel Commands
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