# How to Use Excel NETWORKDAYS Function?

NETWORKDAYS Function in Excel: We all know that Excel is a powerful spreadsheet program, that provides various formulas and functions to perform mathematical calculations. On that note, NETWORKDAYS is one of the built-in functions in Excel. It helps to find the working days between the given two dates.

If you want to find the NETWORKDAYS on your Excel worksheet, then we will guide you to know how to use this function. Here, we discuss the description, basic syntax, and usage of the NETWORKDAYS Function in Excel. Get the official version of MS Excel from the following link:

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## Description of NETWORKDAYSFunction

• The NETWORKDAYS Function returns the number of working days between two dates.
• You will be needed to give start_date and end_date so that the function will calculate the number of working days and produce the output.
• This function will automatically exclude Saturdays and Sundays while calculating the number of working days.
• You can also specify the dates of holidays so that it treats as non-working days, and it will not include in the output.

## Syntax

• Here, you will see the syntax of the NETWORKDAYS function.
• To apply this function on your spreadsheet, you have to select a cell and enter the formula in the following format.
• Once you enter the formula, just click on the button to get the result.

=NETWORKDAYS(start_date,end_date,[holidays])

### Parameters Explanation

• Start date (Required): The start date to be used in the calculation.
• End date (Required): The end date to be used in the calculation.
• Holidays (Optional): It is the list of holidays to exclude from the calculation.

Note:
#VALUE! Error: NETWORKDAYS Function will return #VALUE! error if any argument is not a valid date.

## Practical Examples

Let’s look at some examples of the NETWORKDAYS function and explore how to use it in Microsoft Excel.

• Initially, you have to open your Excel workbook on your PC and launch a worksheet that has data.
• For instance, we have entered Input values of start_date & end_date in B3 and C3 cells.
• You need to know that, Excel automatically excludes Saturdays and Sundays.
• Then, you have to enter the formula and hit the button to get the result.
• After executing the formula, you will get the result, as shown in the below screenshot.
• Let’s see one more example to make it clear. We will calculate the number of working days by excluding a given holiday.
• Input values of start_date, end_date & holiday are entered in B3, C3, and D3 cells.
• Once you apply the NETWORKDAYS function, you will get the result as shown in the below image.

Note: You don’t have to mention any holiday date of Saturdays or Sundays separately in the holiday parameter. Excel will already exclude those Saturdays & Sundays in the calculation.

• This example will calculate the number of working days by excluding four given holidays.
• For that, you need to apply the formula, as shown in the below screenshot.
• After executing the formula, you will get the output, as shown below.

## Verdict

In the above short article, we have illustrated the definition, syntax, and usage of the NETWORKDAYS function with a few practical examples. We hope that the given screenshots let you understand it quickly.

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## Video Tutorial

The following video will show you how to apply the NETWORKDAYS function in the Excel spreadsheet.