Subtract business days from a date changing the days of the weekend

You can subtract business days from an existing date by using the WORKDAY.INTL function.
This function will default to excluding Saturdays and Sundays.


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1=TODAY() = Sunday 19 May 2024
2=NOW() = Sunday 19 May 2024 13:52:44
3=WORKDAY.INTL(A1, -9, 1) = 07 Tuesday May 2024
4=WORKDAY.INTL(A1, -9, 7) = 06 Monday May 2024
5=WORKDAY.INTL(A1, -9, 14) = 09 Thursday May 2024

1 - Displays the current date. Custom format "dddd dd mmmm yyyy".
2 - Displays the current date and time. Custom format "dddd dd mmmm yyyy hh:mm:ss".
3 - Displays 9 business days before the date in cell "A1" (excluding Saturday and Sunday with an explicit argument).
4 - Displays 9 business days before the date in cell "A1" (excluding Friday and Saturday).
5 - Displays 9 business days before the date in cell "A1" (excluding just Wednesday).


Built-in Functions

TODAY - The date serial number representing today's date.
NOW - The date serial number of the current system date and time.
WORKDAY.INTL - The date serial number that is a given number of working days before or after a date.


Related Formulas

Add business days to a date changing the days of the weekend
Subtract business days from a date
Subtract business days from a date excluding public holidays
Number of business days between 2 dates


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