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# NETWORK Calculation

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### NETWORK Calculation

Hi All,

Please can you help to point me to the right direction for the following;

Column A3 = Start Date

(IF(ISBLANK(A3),"N/A",TODAY()-A3)),"N/A")

Instead of TODAY()-A3), I would like to return a result for number of working days between the start date and today.

Is it possible to amend the above calculation to return working days?

Many Thanks

### RE: NETWORK Calculation

Hi Kay,

Thank you for the forum question.

=NETWORKDAYS(start_date, end_date, [holidays])

The Networkdays function counts 5 days a week Mon to Fri and also count bank holidays as working days, so you will need to have a list with the dates of the bank holidays (the [holidays] argument in the function), if you do not want bank holidays counted as working days.

=IF(ISBLANK(A3),"N/A",NETWORKDAYS(A3,TODAY())-1)

It is not a good idea to have the =TODAY() repeated many times. This can make the file very slow. A better solution is to have the function in a cell and then reference the cell in the NETWORKDAYS function.

Kind regards

Jens Bonde
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### RE: NETWORK Calculation

Hi Jen,

Great to hear back from you, thanks so much.

Please can I check the reason for having to add -1 at the end of the suggested formula?

thanks

### RE: NETWORK Calculation

Hi Kay,

The reason for -1. I assumed based on your approach that this was what you want. If the start date is today 20/06/2023 and you have the calculation 20/06/2023 minus =TODAY() the result will return 0 days, but the NETWORKDAYS function =NETWORKDAYS(20/06/2023,TODAY()) will return 1.

I hope this makes sense.

Kind regards

Jens Bonde
Microsoft Office Specialist Trainer

Tel: 0207 987 3777
STL - https://www.stl-training.co.uk
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Tue 27 Jun 2023: Automatically marked as resolved.

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