Subtract business days from a date

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

Cell "A1" displays the current date. Custom format "dddd dd mmmm yyyy".
Cell "A2" displays the current date and time. Custom format "dddd dd mmmm yyyy hh:mm:ss".
Cell "A3" displays the date that is 7 business days before the date in cell "A1".

1=TODAY() = Sunday 01 May 2022
2=NOW() = Sunday 01 May 2022 18:37:54
3=WORKDAY.INTL(A1,-7) = 21 Thursday April 2022

Built-in Functions

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

Related Formulas

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

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