Microsoft Excel – Finding day of week

Recently, after demonstrating the use of TODAY() function which will update on a daily basis, I was asked how I could see what day of the week it is. The WEEKDAY function can be used to help here, along with a bit of custom formatting.

The syntax for the WEEKDAY function is =WEEKDAY(serialnumber, return type), where serialnumber is a number between 1 and 7 and the return type, the most common ones being 1 which goes from Sunday through to Saturday and 2 which goes from Monday to Sunday.

If you type in =WEEKDAY(TODAY(),1) then go to the Format Cells dialog box, Number tab, click Custom, then type in dddd.

The result will be today’s day of the week.

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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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